2011 - Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D, University of Arkansas, '13
M.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill '06
Pg.Dip.Sci., University of Otago - New Zealand '02
B.A., Hendrix College '01
DW Reynolds Room 413
BIOL 101 - Concepts in Biology
BIOL 102 - Natural History
BIOL 104 - Environmental Biology
BIOL 150 - Cell Biology
BIOL 220 - General Zoology
BIOL 365 - Ecology & Evolution
I am broadly interested in wildlife behavior and ecology,
particularly as they relate to anthropogenic disturbance. Humans have an
incredible impact on ecosystems through development and resource management.
Identifying the responses of wildlife to these actions is both an ethical
responsibility and a scientific opportunity.
My current research addresses issues in animal
communication and wildlife community dynamics. Recent projects include
investigating the influence of chronic noise from gas extraction on avian song
and breeding bird numbers, and assessing land use changes associated with the
recent natural gas boom in central Arkansas. Undergraduates are an integral
part of my research, and I enjoy providing opportunities for field research to
students interested in ecology.