My students and I are currently working on social aspects of basking behavior in aquatic turtles. We are interested in whether turtles choose basking sites at random with respect to other turtles, and how the physical environment and social environment affect duration of basking bouts.
When I'm not teaching or doing research I like to spend time improving my skills as a nature photographer. A few of my photos can be seen at the link below.
About MeB.S. in Biology, Baylor University
M.S. in Zoology, University of Florida
Ph.D. in Zoology, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and University of Florida
BIO 105 - Plants & People
MWF, 9:00, H105
BIO 106 - Plants & People Lab
Monday, 1:30, H110
BIO 449-65 - Wildlife Biology
Tuesday, 6:00 PM, H105
BIO 445-54 - Herpetology
T-Th, 1:30, H107
- Apparent Decline of the Golden Toad: Underground or Extinct? Copeia, Vol. 1992, No. 2. pp. 413-420.
- DEMOGRAPHY, TERRESTRIAL BEHAVIOR, AND GROWTH OF SONORA MUD TURTLES (KINOSTERNON SONORIENSE) IN AN EXTREME HABITAT. Herpetological Monographs, 24, 2010, 174–193
- Ontogenetic Loss of Phenotypic Plasticity of Age at Metamorphosis in Tadpoles. Ecology, Vol. 74, No. 8. (Dec., 1993), pp. 2405-2412.
- SONORAN DESERT SNAKE COMMUNITIES AT TWO SITES: CONCORDANCE AND EFFECTS OF INCREASED ROAD TRAFFIC. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 2011. 6(1):61-71.