My research has focused on the behavioral ecology of vertebrates, conservation, and mammalian taxonomy. At the Academy, African small mammal ecology and taxonomy has been my research focus, especially sengis or elephant-shrews. To read more about my active research, please visit  My early career focused on the conservation of Florida manatees, California sea otters, and several aquatic vertebrates, including California red-legged frogs and Pacific pond turtles. More recently, I collaborated in a long-term study of the impacts of cattle grazing on a community of San Joaquin Desert small vertebrates. 


Academy scientists travel to Namibia to study some of the smallest and least understood of all African mammals.

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