I am a PhD student hailing from California in the Center for Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU. My thesis focuses on studying the population dynamics and life history evolution of managed populations of wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Europe. In my research, I explore how populations respond to different hunting and climatic conditions using statistical modelling techniques as part of an international collaboration between France, Italy, and Norway.
I teach courses in statistics, coding in R, study design, and natural resource management both at the bachelors and masters levels. I brew kombucha, make bread, ski, boulder, and conquer mountains in my free time. So feel free to ask me about any of those topics for way too much information.
Click below to read selected works from Lara on Ecology for the Masses.