Work in the lab focuses on evolutionary and behavioral ecology, most often concentrating on social interactions between the sexes. Within that broad area, we ask questions like: What is the role of behavior in rapid evolutionary change? How do opposing selection pressures and non-adaptive processes shape animal communication systems? How does environmental change alter sexual selection? Can parental effects facilitate rapid responses to changing mating environments? And, how do sexual selection and changing ecology work together to influence reproductive isolation? Read on to learn more about our work in RAPID EVOLUTION, PARENTAL EFFECTS, SEXUAL SELECTION AND SPECIATION, GLOBAL CHANGE, PLASTICITY AND BEHAVIOR, AND SCIENCE EDUCATION AND ACCESS.