I am interested in both basic and applied questions regarding the behavior and physiology of species. It is my sincere hope that my research can help conservationists and managers be more effective stewards, ensuring the health and well-being of the species under their charge. Most of my research involves feral horses, but I am eager to develop projects investigating other species for which management may be necessary to control populations.
Conservation of endangered and threatened species is what motivates the work I do. I am primarily interested in how people's beliefs and attitudes affect their behavior around wildlife. I am conducting a study to explore how these factors affect human activity around bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Glacier National Park. Given the bighorn's reliance on human-dominated landscapes, we must encourage human activities that are compatible with bighorn sheep behavior.