Physiological ecology, seasonality, biological rhythms. Physiological and evolutionary mechanisms regulating life-history transitions in seasonal environments. Trade-offs between physiological systems, particularly between energetic investment into reproduction and immune function (as a proxy for survival).  Identification of selective forces acting to favor precise timing mechanisms, fitness value of functional endogenous clocks.

Molecular Biology, Biological Science
PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Biology, 2009
BA, Indiana University Bloomington, Psychology, 2003
BA, Indiana University Bloomington, Biology, 2003
animal behavior or ethology migratory animals and birds animal ecology ecology and population reproductive endocrinology hormones endocrinology evolutionary biology