B.S., Juniata College, 2008; Ph.D., Indiana State University, 2013.
My research focuses on avian behavior, ecology and thermophysiology. I am particularly interested in how predators influence bird behavior and how perceived predation risk interferes with a bird’s ability to thermoregulate and maintain energy reserves in challenging thermal environments. These studies are conducted on a variety of avian species in both the field and lab.
BIO 112: General Biology II
BIO 228: Ornithology
BIO 315: Ecophysiology
BIO 328: Behavioral Ecology
BIO 351: Evolution
BIO 294: Tropical Ecology of Nicaragua (Winter course!)
BIO 100-30/31: Diversity & Adaptation
GRW-100-60: Biodiversity & Global Warming