My research investigates the ecology of natural and anthropogenic induced changes on insect populations in threatened habitats including Afromontane Forest and vulnerable grasslands by creating broad research collaborations. The occurrences of environmental perturbations are increasing, driven by various factors such as climate change and an expanding human population. In the wake of these challenges, my goal is to ensure that these ecosystems and the insects within them will be conserved in perpetuity considering the interests of tribal communities, government agencies and stakeholders. Specifically, I seek to understand how variability in land management impacts ecosystem processes using a combination of quantitative and modeling strategies, field and experimental observations, and analysis of long-term historical datasets.

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