Since graduating from Colby College in Maine I have worked as a sort of migrant biologist studying a wide variety of organisms: first trees in Acadia National Park, then alewives along the coast of Maine, followed by mice in eastern NY, and finally giant moths in my hometown of Ithaca. My primary interest lies in forest ecology, however, and I am particularly intrigued by disturbances that affect landscape-scale vegetation patterns. IÃ?Â¢Ã??Ã??ll be joining Monique RoccaÃ?Â¢Ã??Ã??s lab at CSU and studying the impacts of the recent bark beetle outbreak in Colorado.