Biology, Earth Sciences
My research focuses on the evolution of avian breeding systems, particularly cooperative breeding and brood parasitism in Neotropical cuckoos. I use a combination of methods including field work, molecular genotyping, and mathematical modeling to determine the reproductive fitness of individuals in cooperatively breeding groups. Although I am primarily a behavioral ecologist, I am broadly interested in avian natural history. My past work has focused on the reproductive biology and behavior of raptors, trogons, and herons.