RESEARCH OVERVIEW: The Evolution of Reproductive Strategies

I am an evolutionary biologist studying reproductive strategies. I am fascinated by fundamental biology, and I also tackle applied problems that pertain to biological conservation.

My interest in reproductive strategies falls into four main areas: mate choice, parasitism, parental care, and conservation biology [see separate pages in menu above]. Across these areas, I have a strong interest in MHC (the major histocompatibility complex).

I use a mix of lab and field approaches. My lab work usually applies genetic tools to questions about parentage, relatedness, population structure, and immune function. Field work primarily involves the behavior and demography of seabirds and songbirds.