NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
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I am a big fan of chilies, birds, dogs, and grandmas. I enjoy competitive cooking shows, food tourism shows, and food in general. My research focuses on socioecological issues in tropical Asia. In the past, I have worked on agroforestry and opportunities for biodiversity conservation in working lands in India and China. In my dissertation, I examined the social dimensions and ecological outcomes associated with indiscriminate harvesting; I surveyed active hunters and adult men to determine what factors were associated with hunting, developed an R package (zapstRR) to facilitate analyses of indirect survey data, and used theoretical models to explore prey targeting by hunters and to examine size-biased extinction dynamics under open-access regimes.
At NIMBioS, I will be expanding my research on wildlife exploitation in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot. I will be working with Xingli and others to evaluate how hunting pressure can evolve under different conditions and its consequences for ecosystem function as well as how harvesters choose which patches of land to visit given that they are driven to the field by multiple activities (e.g. medicinal herbs and hunting).