Current Topics in Non-Model Genomics (2015 – Present; BIOEE 7600 Sem 102 Cornell)

I help lead this weekly discussion of the burgeoning literature on non-model genomics and, more specifically, on applications of next-gen sequencing to address ecological and evolutionary questions in non-model organisms. Our focus is on applications, but also some focus on methods, given their intense development right now. Our website is here.

Ecology and Conservation of Wildlife in the Neotropics (Winter 2017; BioEE2525/BioEE2526 Cornell)

I joined Irby Lovette, Leo Campagna, and Roxanne Razavi, to help lead this field course in coastal Patagonia. The class explored the ecology, evolution, behaviour, and conservation of the diverse Neotropics. The field component included a three week trip abroad to various regions around Patagonia, primarily based out of Bahia Bustamante. The website for the class is here.

The Enchanted Isles: History, Literature, and Science in the Galapagos Islands (Winter 2016; WRIT 1430 Cornell)

This Freshman Writing Seminar was a fully integrated science and humanities course. This course was designed for first-year undergraduates, all from STEM under-represented backgrounds. At its core, the program focuses on developing strong language, writing, and critical evaluation skills. I co-led the lecture portion of the course as well as a weeklong field component where we took the students to the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.

Field Methods in Ecology: Ecosystems of California (Spring 2014; BIOL 409 UBC)

This course focused on historical ecology and natural history of the ecosystems of California. The course helped students develop field methods and investigative approaches to design small field projects across several field sites in California, from the coastal redwood forests, temperate oak savannahs, and the Mojave desert.