My Goals and Interests
I'm currently transitioning from a role as a postdoctoral research scientist to an Assistant Professor, but my research goals remain unchanged. I'm involved in an interesting research project as a part of the NSF's Microclimates to Macroecosystems (m2M) project through Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of California, Riverside and Santa Barbara (UCR/UCSB). The project site is located in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains and is focused on fine scale temperature variations and coarse scale controls on plant functional traits.
I hold an office in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UCR, where I do research for Dr. Janet Franklin in the VALE lab. In the fall I will start as an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) where I'll be teaching 'Remote Sensing', 'Introduction to Environmental Science', and 'Intro to GIS'. I enjoy teaching undergraduate students with a passion for Geography and Environmental Science, adding to the 'body of knowledge" and working on projects of societal importance.
I enjoy spending time with my beautiful and hilarious wife and friends. I enjoy exploring my city, state and continent at large. I love to bike, camp, hike, fish, surf, and roam in the mountains. It helps me balance out all the time behind a computer screen.
If you'd like to collaborate on a research project or a commercial venture. Please reach out and contact me.