|Dept:||Natural Resource Ecology and Management|
|Office:||332 Science 2|
My research integrates animal behavior and physiology in the wild to answer both applied and basic questions, using feral horses as a model system. Much of my current research has focused on the unintended side effects of contraception management on the behavior and physiology of feral horses, but I have also studied mother-offspring relationships and the importance of sociality to offspring survival. Research interests include mare-foal behavioral ecology, population-level effects of management, recovery from management, and immunocontraception and the immune system.