My general interests focus on the conservation of African wildlife and include basic research on behavior, physiology and ecology. I am particularly interested in individual and population-level responses of harvested species to different conservation strategies. My dissertation research focused on the effectiveness of heavily and partially protected areas in buffering large herbivores in East Africa from population declines. Currently I am studying the behavioral and physiological characteristics of antelope populations exposed to different protection strategies (different restrictions on legal wildlife-use) in central Tanzania. This work is geared toward testing whether responses to harvest risk significantly influence antelope demographics.