I am interested in the intersection between physiology and ecology. My dissertation research focused on the ecological and conservation implications stemming from the interaction between climate, large body size, and water use in African and Asian elephants. My research spans a variety of disciplines from tissue level and whole animal physiology to the development of landscape models using physiological and ecological modeling tools. I am also keenly interested in science education and am part of the HHMI funded initiative at U.C. Santa Cruz to incorporate active learning and evidence based teaching methods into undergraduate education.