Research Focus:

I am broadly interested in 1) understanding how the relationship between the individual and its environment influences survival and reproduction, and 2) applying that knowledge to address contemporary and emerging issues facing animal populations.


Current Research Themes:

Ecophysiology of change

Projects in this theme study the physiological mechanisms that help animals cope with change and how they may contribute to fitness prospects in a changing world. …more information…

Developing feather-based biomarkers

Projects in this theme investigate how combinations of feather-based measures can be used as tools for understanding how birds interact with their environment. …more information…


Past Research:

Ecology of feather corticosterone

Beginning with my Ph.D. research, and continuing through a wide variety of collaborations, I have extensive experience with the analysis and interpretation of the hormone corticosterone in feathers. …more information…

Population ecology of raptors

My previous research has included studying raptors in Kenya and Nevada. …more information…