Research

Our lab combines rigorous field studies with state of the art technology and quantitative techniques to answer cutting edge questions in wildlife ecology and global change. We are particularly interested in better understanding how climate change, habitat alteration and human harvest/hunting influences animal behavior, population dynamics and community organization. 

Habitat Fragmentation

We are trying to understand how habitat fragmentation influences the behavior, ecology and conservation of pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Climate Change

Here we try to understand feedbacks between climate, flora and fauna which influence the functioning of wildlife communties and climate itself.


Overexploitation

We are interested in how overexploitation by humans influences populations and communities of wildlife.

Salmon-Wildlife Linkages

Our work in Alaska and British Columbia is exploring how competition among humans and terrestrial predators for salmon influences wildlife communities.