Background

I am a graduate candidate working on my PhD in Ecology and Evolution working with Dr. Richard G. Lathrop Jr. in the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, I am interested in landscape ecology, wildlife management, and conservation, particularly when addressing those topics with remote sensing and GIS tools. What fascinates me the most is evaluating different methods involved in wildlife management, and how they can result in different conclusions and decisions for the same management problem.  I am also extremely interested in increasing GIS literacy in the fields of wildlife management and conservation, across the realms of academia, government, and non-governmental organizations. GIS is often under-utilized, and sometimes misunderstood by management practitioners, unnecessarily reducing the use of powerful management tools.

Extra Curriculars

My spare time is often taken up with the small(ish) backyard chicken operation run by my wife, Emily, and myself. 

Contact Me

 

Rutgers Address

14 College Farm Road,

New Brunswick, New Jersey,

08901

 

Email

merchant.daniel@gmail.com