My research studies important environmental and physiological
influences including aggression, agonism, mating, opponent size, sex, resource
availability, and hunger state. My
research also focuses on understanding the structure of the chemical, visual,
mechanical, and social signals that animals receive in the natural environment.
Recently, I have worked on characterizing how chemical signals travel in a
local stream across variable substrates. I have also been recording social
behavior and the ecological impact of animals that inhabit river and lake