I recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a Ph.D in Complex Systems and Data Science. In my PhD research I focused on developing statistical workflows that improve the accuracy and increase the resolution of climate model output.
My research interests include Gaussian process modeling, spatial statistics, and machine learning with applications to ecology and the environment. In the past, I modeled the spatial relationships between big sagebrush and perennial grasses in the Great Basin to gain insight into the process of shrub-grass facilitation. I examined whether spatial relationships between shrubs and grasses changed over precipitation and grazing gradients. I also conducted a study in which I compared various statistical learning and spatial models for predicting stream temperatures over stream networks.