So what am I actually going to be up to?

I’ve been hinting for a while about my scientific goals for this summer but now that I’m hours away from boarding a plane it’s finally time to fill everyone in about my research plans. I’m interested in species interactions and especially how those interactions affect how ecosystems “work.” These kinds of questions often utilize a … More So what am I actually going to be up to?

A few more details

Hello everyone, Sorry I don’t have a bit more to report. I’ve been traveling to a wedding. I have a bit of downtime though and wanted to give a few more details about my trip! I’ll be able to give first hand accounts of all of these places in the next couple of weeks (!!) … More A few more details

iPad Update

Just a quick update! I’m gearing up to head on a field expedition to Europe in less than two weeks (more details to follow soon) but, as some of you have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot of work online to shift my website to WordPress. The advantage being that I can now update my … More iPad Update

Whale Watching

Last weekend Claire and I cruised out of Boston Harbor in search of the mighty migrating mammals swimming the nice cool, food-filled waters off the coast of the cape. I haven’t been whale watching in years and I was looking forward to this trip so I could get some practice with my new camera (I … More Whale Watching

Crowd Funding Science

Research is expensive! Most ecology research is funded through grants, the largest of which are dolled out through the National Science Foundation (NSF), which, ultimately, is paid for by taxes. This means that every taxpayer, in a small but very real sense, is helping to pay for research on climate change, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem … More Crowd Funding Science


I went out again to help with a friend’s research (the same friend as before) and we found this Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) sunning itself on a rocky outcropping. It was a beautiful old snake about 4.5 feet in length! After a bit of protestation while it was on the ground, it was mellow as … More Snake!