Past Research

Broadly speaking, my research interests include behavioural ecology and conservation biology.  Basically I try to understand why animals behave the way they do by examining how their behaviour allows them to survive and reproduce and how changes in their environment affect their behaviour. This area of research allows me to combine many different biological concepts, like mating behaviour, feeding behaviour, social behaviour, and genetic relatedness. Ultimately, I can also apply this to protect animal populations and their habitat. To do this, I use a combination of field observations, experimental studies, genetic analyses, and quantitative analyses. An overview of my past research is provided in each of the pages listed below. For details about my current research, please visit Urban Ecology of Bats and Bat Research in

Fission-fusion Dynamics

Foraging & Community Ecology


Sexual Selection