I work at the intersection of ecology, paleontology, and anthropology. My current research is focused on the mammals that forage for crabs and snails at the African land-water ecotone. I study the biogeochemistry of this food web and the ecomorphology of the predators in relation to their hard-shelled prey. In addition to this research, I teach courses in general biology, mammalogy, and field biology at U.C. Berkeley, and I lead conservation and restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.