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I am interested in the mechanisms by which individuals and populations respond to novel stressors. Primarily I study human-mediated adaptation and resistance to stressors using two model systems, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Belarus, and the Savannah River Site, USA. My research is interdisciplinary and incorporates epigenetic, genomic, landscape ecology, and disease ecology data to address the ecological implications of antrhopogenically-altered landscapes in a variety of wildlife. My long-term goal is to understand and mitigate the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on wildlife health and population viability, ideally to provide insights for conservation and land management.