Integrative organismal biology: behavior, biomechanics, physiology.
My interests include:
1. Assessment and decision making across contexts.
2. Physical and physiological mechanisms of beahvior.
January 2020 - New paper accepted in Behavioral Ecology! A review of categorical perception in animal communication and decision-making. Learn more about categorical perception at the research page.
August 2019 - I'll be starting at University of Exeter's Biosciences Campus as a Fellow with the Human Frontiers Science Program! Working with Michael Cant and Mark Briffa (Univ. Plymouth), I'll connect my work on dyadic (one-on-one) contests to contests between groups of social-living animals.
July 2019 - I used a Duke Core Facilities Voucher to work with the CT scan resources at Duke! We scanned several mantis shrimp telsons to understand how they sense and withstand sparring strikes. Learn more about sparring on the research page.
May 2019 - New paper out in Proceedings of the Royal Society B! We found that zebra finches show categorical perception of non-signaling (blue-green) coloration, but that its strength is weaker than that of signaling (red-orange) coloration. More info on the publications page!