Max is a quantitative ecologist and earth data scientist with expertise in hierarchical Bayesian modeling, probabilistic programming, disease ecology, and scientific computing, and roots in field ecology. He works with the Mountain Lakes Research Group to develop statistical models to estimate population dynamics and understand the role of disease and other factors in determining the fates of populations. In the past Max’s research has focused on how non-native trout alter the diet of montane frogs, and how host community diversity might regulate disease risk. He has also developed quantitative tools to better understand host-pathogen dynamics across landscapes, and within populations through time. When not working, he can often be found in and around the protected lands, taco stands, and coffee shops of Colorado’s Front Range.