Professor of Biology
MAJOR AREA: Behavioral Ecology, Entomology
OFFICE: B32 Life Science
LAB: B32 Life Science
Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany (1982)
The behavioral ecology of predator-prey interactions and geographic and temporal variation in life history characteristics and costs of reproduction. Various aspects of predator foraging behavior including search activity, assessment of prey populations, diet choice, the effects of predation risk, and behavioral interactions between predators. Also interested in the antipredator and predator avoidance tactics of prey. The majority of my work currently deals with arachnids but also includes amphibians and reptiles.