colleagues have called me a generalist and I suppose that term accurately
describes my research program. I am acutely aware that a generalist may
be a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none as Pianka has
so aptly pointed out in an ecological sense, and it remains for my colleagues
to judge how close I have come to mastering anything. My opportunistic
research approach has been heavily flavored by the
work and person of my former major professor, Henry Fitch. The questions
I ask are those which can be reasonably answered within the constraints imposed
by working at a small liberal arts university with no graduate students.
My specific interests are in using mark-recapture and radiotelemetry techniques
to study the population and physiological ecology of reptiles, particularly
snakes and turtles.
"Were the whole realm of
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all."