I study animal behavior using tools from biomechanics and physiology.
Some of my interests include:
1. How animals resolve contests
2. Enlarged animal structures - animal "weapons"
3. Animal communication, signaling, and perception
June 2017 - I just got back from the 2017 Animal Behavior Society conference! I presented my continuing work on the energetics of mantis shrimp sparring strikes (more info on the Research page). It was great to see everyone at ABS!
May 2017 - Rachel Cohn, an undergraduate researcher working with me, was awarded a Duke Dean's Summer Fellowship and a Duke SMIF Fellowship! She's figuring out how mantis shrimp sense strikes through telson mechanoreceptors. Congrats, Rachel!
January 2017 - I just returned from the 2017 Society for Integrative and Comparative (SICB) Conference in New Orleans! Got some great feedback on my work on competitive assessment and made new connections.