I am a behavioral ecologist investigating how the social environment influences cognition. My research integrates across behavioral, physiological, and neuromolecular perspectives.

I'm interested in understanding how an individual's social environment and their own social phenotype (e.g. sex, dominance status) influences how they make decisions in non-social contexts. I have investigated this topic across multiple rodent and fish species including cichlid fish, mosquitofish, and prairie voles. These species are well known for their dynamic and varied social interactions, a historical foundation on the neural and hormonal mechanisms of social behavior and decision-making, and integration of broad eco-evolutionary frameworks.

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Featured: cowlogdata (R)

cowlogdata, an R package to analyze and visualize observations generated by the event logging software CowLog

clseries (pictured below), a cowlogdata function to visualize changes in space use over time


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