Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Fishes
The primary goal of my research is to better understand the origins of biodiversity, with a focus on evolution of social behavior. In addition, my students and I study behavioral ecology in an applied context to contribute to the conservation and welfare of wild and captive animals.
Diverse species of fishes are studied both as model systems, and as subjects of inquiry in their own right.
Methods currently used involve anatomy, behavior, development, ecology, endocrinology, genomics, neurobiology, and taxonomy.