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.

Check out 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 currently co-coordinate our Biomathematics Minor and manage our College's Research Reserve.

My teaching responsibilities include Principles of Ecology, Introductory Biostatistics, Modeling Biological Systems, and Biomathematics Seminar. I usually have about 10-15 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, the Quidditch 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.