Integrative organismal biology: behavior, biomechanics, and physiology.

My interests include:
1. Assessment and decision making across contexts
2. Animal communication, signaling, and perception
3. Enlarged animal structures - animal "weapons"

Latest News

July 2018 - I'm at the ISRA 2018 meeting in Paris! Discussing connections between human and non-human animal aggression.

June 2018 - New paper out with Eleanor Caves! Mutual visual signaling between cleaner shrimp and client fish, using network analysis techniques. Link.

April 2018 - I returned from a research trip to Guam! Incredible diversity of mantis shrimp and some cool ecology! I also gave a talk at the University of Guam Marine Lab.

March 2018 - I defended my dissertation thesis! I'm very excited to be a doctor and looking forward to a postdoc year in the Nowicki Lab at Duke.

February 2018 - I received a Duke Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring! I'm grateful for the recognition and very appreciative of those who supported my nomination, especially Rachel Cohn (whose cool research can be found on the research page). More info about the award here.

January 2018 - My recent work on contest behavior in mantis shrimp is out in Proc B! We show how mantis shrimp use mutual assessment to resolve contests and we detail new behavioral sequence analysis techniques. Find the paper at the publications page!