Brian graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2009 with a BA in Biology. Following his undergraduate work, he moved to Costa Rica where he worked for the School for Field Studies’ Center for Sustainable Development. He then returned to the United States and started at Colorado State under the joint direction of Chris Funk (Biology) and Boris Kondratieff (Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in ecology.
Brian is an evolutionary ecologist interested in understanding species vulnerability to climate change. He has specific expertise in mountain stream insects and enjoys working internationally, particularly in the new world tropics. For his doctoral dissertation, he is working with a large team of North American and Ecuadorian researchers to better understand factors driving geographic variation in species vulnerability to climate change.