am a wildlife ecologist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
My research interests are broad, but most of my projects
the causes and consequences of population dynamics and behaviors of
mammals. Drawing rigorous inference from statistical data
analysis and exploring ideas with modeling are consistent aspects of my
work. I am particularly interested in understanding how
exploit sites of high suitability (such as refuges from predators) with
imperfect information, and how social behaviors influence the spread
and impact of diseases.