M.A. & M.S. in Biology
My research interests are broad, but most of my work centers around the interface between the applied field of conservation biology and the typically non-applied fields of ecology and evolution. A large part of my work is old style natural history, figuring out what animals and plants do in their natural environment. Then I use these findings as a basis for suggesting management actions for conservation, or for testing ecological theory. Most often I study reptiles and amphibians, but I have also worked on plants, deer, mice, raccoons, and even fruit flies. My current graduate students are studying the ecology and conservation of local turtle species and their predators here on Long Island. I'm always interested in talking to potential students who want to work outdoors!