My research centers on improving risk assessment and management of outbreaks of insect pests and vector-borne plant pathogens. I seek to describe the ecological causes of pest and disease risks, including biotic interactions and climatic processes, as well as the social dimensions of pest risks such as grower responses to new pest and disease problems. In my research, I combine experimental and observational ecological data with mathematical models and agricultural sociology work to provide more powerful and agriculturally relevant inferences about the ecological and social consequences of pests and diseases.
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720