My research involves using mathematical and computational models to enhance our understanding of ecological systems.  I am particularly interested in spatial optimization problems.  I am working on develeloping methods for determining optimal strategies in individual-based models through a Working Group at NIMBioS.   My case study is the black bear population of the southern Appalachians.   I have also worked on the feral hog population in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Selected Publications:

Interesting sites:

Society for Mathematical Biology

Ecological Society of America

International Bear Association

The Wildlife Society of America

Math Ecology Website of
Dr. Louis J. Gross (Tennessee)

Math Biology Website of Dr. Eric Marland (Appalachian State Univeristy)