Welcome to the Frick Lab!

Discovering patterns and processes of ecological interactions is fundamental for understanding and protecting the natural world.  My work investigates species interactions at multiple scales and in different ecological contexts with the goal of discovering ecological dynamics that improve our ability to conserve biodiversity.  Studying ecology in the Anthropocene requires integration of basic and applied scientific efforts, balancing the pursuit of ecological knowledge with attention to assessing how ecological interactions are impacted by humans and finding ways we can protect biodiversity.  To this end, my research program emphasizes empirical field studies coupled with quantitative approaches to study the ecology and conservation biology of vertebrates.