Snorkeling in the Galapagos

I'm an ecologist with an Erdos Number = 3.

Additionally, I'm a professor of quantitative ecology here at SUNY College at Geneseo. I joined the faculty in the fall of 1998.

I recently published A Primer in Biological Data Analysis and Visualization Using R. Itís an introductory book for beginning biology students so they can work with and understand their data. See Columbia University or Amazon.

I coordinate our Biophysics Program, and co-coordinate our Biomathematics Minor. I am the manager our College's Research Reserve, serve on the Board of Directors of the SUNY Geneseo Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS), and am the President of the Board of Directors of the Genesee Valley Conservancy.

My teaching responsibilities include Principles of Ecology, Introductory Biostatistics, and Modeling Biological Systems. I usually have about 10 undergraduates working with me on various research projects. I also advise the following student groups on campus: Juggling Club, Men's Tennis Club, Women's Hockey Club, the Outing Club, the Guitar Club, the Humans vs. Zombies Club, and the Biology Club.

Prior to my time here at SUNY Geneseo I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University with Simon Levin and worked primarily on developing a complex adaptive systems model investigating multitrophic-level interactions. In 1995 I received my Ph.D. from Syracuse University by working with Sam McNaughton on competition among plants of the Serengeti. You can read some more details in a short biography of me at W.H. Freeman's site.