My research interests are broad, ranging from the spatial ecology of aquatic herpetofauna or marine fish to the life cycles and life histories of helminths that reside in these animals. One of the unifying themes in my research is the question: What is happening in nature? This question is tough to answer, however my lab uses a combination of controlled laboratory experiments, field observation and collection, and outdoor experiments to attempt to answer this important question about herpetofauna or fish and their parasites. I have found parasites to be interesting study subjects that provide the opportunity to study phenomena (e.g. complex life cycles) not present in most free-living organisms. I encourage my students to work with the parasites of invasive host species because Florida is overflowing with invasive species and we understand little about the parasites that reside in these hosts. My lab also collaborates with other FSC faculty to study several aspects of the elasmobranchs in Hillsborough Bay. To view some of the current projects in the lab, visit the Students page, although I don't update these sections as often as I should.