My research interests lie in the field of macroecology, biogeography, global change ecology, and biodiversity conservation. I received an M.S. degree from Warsaw University of Life Sciences, an M.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. At Michigan State, my research primarily focused on the implications of climate change to avian biodiversity and the influence of land-cover as a factor confounding the biodiversity-climate change relationship. Specifically, I investigated patterns of temporal turnover in the structure and composition of avian assemblages and their relationship to changes in climate across a gradient of landscape fragmentation. I also evaluated spatial scaling of temporal turnover in bird communities and investigated relevant environmental drivers of the community change at each of the investigated spatial scales.
As a postdoctoral associate at Yale, I work with Dr. Walter Jetz to explore the implications of climate change on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of vertebrate assemblages. Specifically, I am interested in the cross-scale patterns of functional and phylogenetic diversity and in finding spatial scales at which the impacts of climate change are most relevant.