As an ecology PhD candidate at Duke University, I use mathematical modeling and satellite remote sensing to investigate how species interactions and water resources affect animal movement in southern African savannas.
On my personal site (www.maggie.earth
), you can read about my dissertation chapters on rare antelope populations in South Africa
and water-driven elephant movements in Namibia
, or check out my TED-style talk
for an approachable summary of the Namibia project.
Beyond science, I'm involved in several science outreach
projects; write data science tutorials
and short fiction
for fun; advocate for better land acknowledgement
practices; and am an amateur wildlife photographer
. I've found a home in the Clark Lab
& the Alberts Lab
in Durham, NC for the next few years.