My research background is in animal behaviour, ecology and conservation. I have focused on sensory perception in Pacific salmon, and how environmental stressors such as dams and fisheries can affect sensory-mediated behaviours. I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and I have studied how students’ learning environments can influence their understanding of science and the scientific process. I have taught on a range of topics relating to biology and ecology, as well as the role of science in society. In my teaching, I aim to incorporate experiential learning and evidence-based teaching practices to facilitate student learning.