Our research combines comparative studies with manipulative experiments to understand the role of vertebrates in terrestrial systems and to develop effective conservation strategies in today's changing world. Much of our research is conducted on the Mariana Islands, where due to the introduction of the brown tree snake, Guam's forests are now functionally without birds. Click here to experience how different Guam and Saipan's forests are.
Click on the topics below for more information on our research.
Importance of vertebrate seed dispersal in forests
Ecological role of top predators
Novel ecosystems and re-wilding
Cultural impacts of species extinctions