I am interested in understanding how animals avoid predation and how the risk of predation affects aspects of life history. You can spend your entire life avoiding predators, but if it costs you mating opportunities, what good does it do you?
I am especially interested in the defensive behaviors of reptiles. As these animals have evolved and diverged, so have their relationships with the environment and their predators. Given this, I am interested in how these animals have evolved ecologically and behaviorally to fill the niches we find them in today.