My work addresses the interactions between land use and the ecological processes underlying disease (e.g. Lyme borreliosis) and natural disaster (e.g. wildfire). The primary focus of my current research is on how fire suppression techniques and policies affect forest structure and public safety.
Tick Tracker Project
The Tick Tracker Project is a citizen science initiative with two primary goals: 1. Improve public awareness and understanding of ticks and tick-borne diseases. 2. Recruit citizen scientists to collect data that will help ecologists understand the spatiotemporal dynamics of tick-borne diseases. For more information visit: http://www.ticktracker.org.
Wildfire Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
Wildfire Magazine is the official publication of the International Association of Wildland Fire. The magazine addresses the needs of chiefs and wildland forestry managers by providing them a unique international prospective. Please contact me if you would like to propose an article relevant to the international wildfire community.
Murphy GJ, Glickfeld LL, Balsen Z, Isaacson JS. 2004. Sensory neuron signaling to the brain: properties of transmitter release from the olfactory nerve terminals. Journal of Neuroscience 24(12):3023-3030.