I am pursuing my PhD in Dr. Thomas Lacher's lab in the department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and the Applied Biodiversity Science program at Texas A&M University.
My research focuses on conservation planning specifically how land use and climate change impact threatened species. I am currently examining vulnerability of threatened amphibian and small mammal species in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia.
I am the IUCN Red List project coordinator for the Small Mammal Specialist Group (SMSG). We are in the process of re-assessing the global conservation status of small mammals across the America's. I am also an Associate Conservation Scientist for Global Wildlife Conservation based out of Austin, TX.
I received my MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Clemson University (2015), where I was advised by Dr. Kyle Barrett. My thesis focused on vulnerability assessments of marsh birds to sea level rise along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia.
I also have a strong interest in science communication, videography (check out my creations page!), and outreach.
Keep up with my adventures on twitter: @niksroach #CocoFrogs