WELCOME
I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at James Madison University.  I have expertise in primate behavioral ecology, population genetics, evolutionary demography, and locomotor behavior. At present, most of my research involves a wild population of lemurs (called Verreaux's sifaka), which resides at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, southwest Madagascar.
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) are group-living arboreal folivores.  These spectacular creatures are characterized by various adaptations for leaping to and from vertical substrates. 

I am part of a larger research team that studies the Beza Mahafaly population from just about every angle.  Every year, we capture, measure, mark and release wild sifaka.  Our database is ever-growing and we have successfully captured and released over 850 sifaka.