My research generally addresses the effects of environmental change on wildlife and human health. I am a broadly trained animal physiologist with specific interests in the environmental interactions with endocrine and immune processes in wildlife. The primary models used in my studies are amphibians. Amphibians are currently experiencing dramatic global population declines and more information is desperately needed to slow and halt this trend. In addition, similarities between the physiology of amphibians and other vertebrates (including humans) makes them excellent models for the effects of environmental factors on the entire ecosystem, including on our own health.