In the news, updated May 2015
New books on octopuses (Sy Montgomery)(May 2015)
Urban Marine Ecology (E. Heery)(April 2014)
Anchorage Daily News (June 2013)
In pictures: Tracking secretive octopuses
Behavior, ecology, genetics, captive care and physiology of octopuses, especially the giant Pacific octopus
Enteroctopus dofleini in Alaska.
Crab anti-predator response:
Behavioral and community-level responses of crabs to predation.
Dynamics of predators and their prey emphasizing behavior.
Previous work conducted with the collaborators linked below.
North Gulf Oceanic Society |
PWS Science Center |
Lion Research Center |
Care and husbandry of organisms in aquariums.
Student work associated with the University aquarium systems is linked below.
Coral aquaculture |
Aquarium biology course |
Marine Field Work
Philosophy of Evolution
Philosophy of Mind
Ph.D. 1992, M.S. 1986,
Ecology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, M.N.
Ph.D. thesis title: Foraging behavior and predator avoidance: Lions and their prey in the Serengeti.
Thesis Professor: Dr. Craig Packer
B.S. 1984 cum laude, Biology (Experimental Psychology minor)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.