Ocobock ice fishing
Ocobock ice fishing in Kuttura. Photo courtesy of Minna Turunen.

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:

  1. Developing the Allocation and Interaction Model for better predicting human energy expenditure in a variety of environments.
  2. Following endurance runners in a cross-country foot race.
  3. Assessing cold adaptations among reindeer herders in Finland.