My primary research interests are in the areas of philosophy of biology, philosophy of science, and history of philosophy of science. Much of my work is inspired by an appreciation for the complexity of the world's causal processes, and an interest in how scientific practice is shaped by grappling with that complexity.

I am especially interested in topics related to the methodology of population biology, especially evolutionary and behavioral ecology; the role of idealized models in biology and science more generally; scientific explanation; how gender and other social factors influence science; and the history of logical empiricism.