- Title Ph.D. candidate, Buston Lab
- Education B.S., Biology, Cornell University
- Area of Study Marine Biology
Biparental care is a classic example of an interaction that is rife with conflict yet requires cooperation. Conflict arises because each parent benefits from shifting the burden of care to the other and reaping the benefits of care while the other parent pays the cost. I use theoretical and empirical approaches to study how the social environment influences negotiations between parents over care and how this variation carries over to influence future generations using the clown anemonefish (Amphiprion percula) as a study system.