** Please visit my new webpage, nicholasjrusso.github.io**
I am a PhD candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles, working with Professor Tom Smith.
I received my B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, where I worked with Assistant Professor Morgan Tingley.
My research focuses on the importance of landscape structure for animal movements and the role of animals as dispersal vectors for other organisms. I am currently studying seed dispersal in rainforests of Cameroon.