Pennebaker Hall (PENN) 317
I teach undergraduate courses in general zoology, general ecology, animal behavior, and entomology, as well as a graduate course in population & community ecology. My interests lie in the study of terrestrial invertebrate ecology, focusing on the behavioral ecology and life history evolution of scorpions and spiders. I have examined life history variation in several species of scorpions from Texas and Arizona; the effects of leg loss on running speed, escape behavior, and survival in wolf spiders from New York and Arizona; and interactions between wolf spiders in a riparian zone in the mountains of Arizona. In addition, my graduate students have studied life histories of scorpions in the Sky Island mountains of Arizona; habitat selection and thermal ecology of scorpions from Tennessee and Arizona; and behavioral ecology of several species of salamanders from Tennessee.