APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOR.
I teach Animal Science 485, Applied Animal Behavior. This course covers general topics in animal behavior and applies these principles to studying the behavior and welfare of animals managed by humans.
Areas of Research
- Developing statistical tools to estimate assortative mating with observational data.
- Modeling microgeographic adaptation to environmental heterogeneity in the Island Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma insularis).
- Genome wide association analyses of fertility and milk production in dairy cattle.
- Social behavior and the consequences of social rank on stress, reproductive output, and mating behavior in pronghorn (Antilocapra americana).
See a full list of Publications on Google Scholar