I teach and conduct research in sustainable agriculture, landscape ecology, and conservation biology. My current projects focus on urban agriculture, scaling and spatial distribution of food systems, and how different models of food production might improve conservation outcomes and resilience of food supplies to climate change. My past research focused on how biodiversity persists in human-dominated landscapes, and especially how wide-ranging species use agricultural and grazing landscapes. 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 Corvallis, Oregon.