I conduct research in landscape ecology and conservation biology. My current projects focus on how biodiversity persists in human-dominated landscapes, and especially how wide-ranging species use agricultural and grazing landscapes. More recently, I have become interested in scaling and spatial distribution of food systems, and how a less centralized model of food production might improve conservation outcomes, social justice, and resilience of food supplies to climate change. I use GIS, spatially explicit modeling, and field data to answer questions about how private lands might be better managed to advance conservation goals while providing necessary resources for people. I am based in Fort Collins, Colorado.