Conservation of Populations, Species, and Ecosystems
Restoration and Reintroduction
Sam is a PhD student in the Blair lab studying how animals respond to ecosystem change and restoration. His current projects leverage quantitative models, historical sources, and citizen science data to understand/predict the response of vertebrates (mostly birds) to grassland restoration in agricultural landscapes and urban greening in cities. Sam has also worked as an environmental scientist developing tools to support landscape-scale restoration, climate-change adaptation, and ecological resilience in human-dominated ecosystems.