Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY, USA. Adjunct Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rutgers University and the University of Connecticut. Editorial board of Ecology Letters and Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Co-editor of The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Recipient of the 2011 C. Hart Merriam Award from the American Society of Mammalogists.