I am broadly interested in conservation biology, particularly the conservation of coastal species. In my current research, I am using satellite and acoustic telemetry to track the movements of adult and large juvenile smalltooth sawfish in the United States to identify critical habitats and areas of high concentration of sawfish in order to better manage the species. This species is critically endangered and listed on the US Endangered Species Act. I am interested in the interface between science and policy. I also spend a significant amount of time doing public outreach and engaging stakeholders to improve scientific literacy as well as promote an understanding of the threats facing vulnerable species
Analysis of smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) bycatch risk in Florida. Presentation. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Snowbird, Utah. 2019.
The effect of seasonality and sex on the movements of Smalltooth Sawfish (Pristis pectinata). Poster. Sharks International João Pessoa, Brazil. 2018.
Evolutionary Relationships of Hammerhead sharks (Sphyrnidae): Reconciling signals across anatomical and molecular data. Poster. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Austin, Texas. 2017.