My research interests include the evolutionary ecology of terrestrial animals and plants. I have used seed-eating desert rodents to explore factors that determine the number and phenotypic attributes of coexisting species in a community.


In spite of Emerita status I remain active in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, including those at the University of Arizona, through several informal and formal avenues (please see the linked CV).


  • BA, Biology, cum laude, Vassar College, 1971
  • PhD, Zoology and Botany, University of Arizona, 1976