ADC30 Committee Member, Sub-Committee Chair
Road Ecology Center, UC Davis
My research has focused on everything from wildlife behavior at highways to how tribes
use fish. Rather than representing an inability to focus, I think it highlights my interest
in nature and people and how they interact to create sustainable spaces and practices.
I am co-director of the Road Ecology Center and enjoy working with DOTs and others
to improve the relationships between transportation and everything around it. Part of
my work involves leading the US’ largest roadkill reporting system, developing tools for
global roadkill monitoring, prioritizing highways for reduction of WVC, monitoring and
adapting shoreline infrastructure to shoreline change, developing informatics systems for
management of camera trap projects, creating sustainability indicator systems for state
agencies, and generally working to improve the inclusion of environmental information
in decision-making. In my “spare” time I tweet, write scientific papers, work on my text
book project, and idly flip through pictures of wildlife from our many camera traps.