There are very few groups of organisms that I find as interesting as skinks, probably because I spent much of my childhood chasing them around my parents' house in SE Texas. They always seem to end up as subjects in my research....
I am an evolutionary ecologist with interest and training in biogeography, biodiversity, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, and physiology. While my research is not taxonomically limited, I most often find myself working with reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Current projects in my lab integrate field ecology, physiology, laboratory trials, and GIS technology to investigate broad-scale evolutionary and ecological questions.