Chris is a research scholar in the Landscape Dynamics group led by center director Ross Meentemeyer. Chris develops flexible spatial-temporal models of pest and pathogen spread in forest and agricultural ecosystems. The goal is to understand both the process and the pattern of pest and pathogen invasion. Another facet of his research is understanding interactions between disturbances. Chris is also interested in how modeling can be used across a wide variety of ecological systems. He is particularly interested in making landscape level simulations faster and more user-friendly. Current areas of interest are CPU parallelization, GPU parallelization, open science and user-friendly GUIs.
- Spotted lanternfly predicted to establish in California by 2033 without preventative management , COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY (2022)
- Evaluating online and tangible interfaces for engaging stakeholders in forecasting and control of biological invasions , ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS (2021)
- Iteratively forecasting biological invasions with PoPS and a little help from our friends , FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2021)
- The between-farm transmission dynamics of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus: A short-term forecast modelling comparison and the effectiveness of control strategies , TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES (2021)
- The persistent threat of emerging plant disease pandemics to global food security , PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (2021)
- Modeling epidemiological disturbances in LANDIS-II , ECOGRAPHY (2018)