I direct the Human Energetics Laboratory at the University Notre Dame whereI integrate human biology and anthropology, with a focus on the interaction between anatomy, physiology, evolution, and the environment. I explore the physiological and behavioral mechanisms necessary to cope with and adapt to extreme climate and physical activity through a number of different projects:
- Developing the Allocation and Interaction Model for better predicting human energy expenditure in a variety of environments.
- Following endurance runners in a cross-country foot race.
- Assessing cold adaptations among reindeer herders in Finland.