I am a primate behavioral ecologist broadly interested in understanding the evolution of social complexity from an energetic perspective. This emphasis extends research on the evolution of group living by analyzing behavioral interactions at the both the individual level and the group level.  My current work focuses primarily on understanding (1) how competition within and between groups shapes behavior and (2) the consequences of intraspecific landscape partitioning and resource competition.  I’m also developing new research directions that will examine (3) how group-level processes affect individual fitness outcomes and how individual relationships influence group-level dynamics.