George H. Perkins Professor of Zoology

Research and/or Creative Works

My research addresses basic questions about the organization of animal and plant communities. What are the forces that determine the species composition and abundance of natural assemblages? How do competition and predation affect local community structure? What are the biotic and abiotic factors that control population growth and the risk of extinction?

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Organization of animal and plant communities


  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 1985


  • (802) 656-0450
Office Location:

209 Marsh Life Science Building