General Biology, Herpetology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Natural History Collections
My research interests lie in organismal ecology which encompasses behavior, functional morphology, and evolution. I primarily use lizards as a model system and have done studies on feeding behavior, foraging ecology, and locomotion in a variety of species. Central to my research is the study of organismal performance, or how well organisms perform ecologically important tasks like biting, jumping, or sprinting. I am also the curator of our herpetology collection (~36,000 specimens). This collection provides a rich source of natural history data for this region. If interested, feel free to contact me or visit my home page for more information.