Professor - Tenure System Emeritus
My research is currently focused on the biochemistry of reef corals and tridacnid clams. I also publish on mammalian energetics, especially the multiple scales of understanding human energetics.
Professor - Fixed Term
Development and evolution; regeneration in annelids.
University Distinguished Professor - Tenure System; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program Director
Research in my laboratory investigates how social, ecological, and endocrine variables interact during an individual`s early development to influence its subsequent behavior and its reproductive success as an adult.
Advisor: Barbara Lundrigan
M.S. Topic: Brain shape evolution in the mustelid adaptive radiation
Advisor: Fred Dyer
I study the effects of the social environment on foraging behavior and motivation in bumblebees. I also indirectly study the effects of bee stings on various parts of the body.
Professor - Tenure System & Director of KBS
Joint with the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
Our research interests involve the study of ecology and evolution, including mechanistic work at the molecular and organismal levels, field studies that document the importance of phenotypic variation, and a comparative view of the long-term consequences of this variation. To do so, we often integrate molecular and quantitative genetic techniques with experimental laboratory and field studies. Using these conceptual approaches in concert with comparative techniques enables us to assess important biological issues with an emphasis on elucidating adaptive processes and solving conservation concerns. Our focal study organisms are usually reptiles, especially turtles.