Mantis shrimp contest. Credit: Roy Caldwell
Credit: Roy Caldwell

Welcome to my research website! I am a Human Frontiers Science Program Long-Term Fellow based at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

My research uses integrative approaches to understand how animals gather information and make decisions in contexts from competition to mate choice.

I am also passionate about connecting my research to the broader community through teaching, mentoring, and outreach.

Areas of Research

Principal Investigator

Human Frontiers Science Program Long-Term Fellow

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What behaviors do animals use when gathering information about themselves, each other, and their environments?
What physical mechanisms allow animals to gather and use information?
How do groups of social-living animals assess other groups and make collective decisions?
How do perceptual systems affect the behavior and evolution of assessment?