My research interests are 4-fold and include:

Moose in Road

Determining strategies for mitigating wildlife-related vehicular collisions.

Vehicle collisions with animals the size of this moose can be tragic for animals and motorists alike, which is why my main research focus is to determine methods to reduce such encounters. My research focuses on what I term "The Ecology of Wildlife Collisions" and explores both animal and human contributing factors to such conflict.

Ram Eating

Plant-Animal interactions.

Another focus of my research program is finding how animals impact forest resources such as shrub and tree species. Specifically, I am interested in observing how vegetation management influences plant quality and also how browsers such as moose, and this ram pictured here, perceive and select for plants managed in different ways.

Whale Shark

Field based education.

I photographed this 30 foot whale shark just before my daughters and I jumped in and swam between this one and another 40-footer. This was one of six whale sharks we swam with that day during a marine ecology field course in Bahía de los Angeles offered through Glendale Community College's Baja Field Studies Program in August 2009.

Moose Walking Through Mineral Lick

Considerations for special landscape features in forest planning and management.

Moose are one species of herbivore that count on the continued presence of special landscape features such as this mineral lick near Fort St. James, BC. Part of my research program is geared towards determining ways to preserve features such as licks, bear dens and wildlife trees on the landscape in the face of land development.