Dr. Andy Sih is a professor at University of California, Davis. He uses an evolutionary approach to understand behaviors that have important effects on population/community patterns. He focus on bridging inter-related fields that are moving in parallel with surprisingly little across-field integration. All of his projects aim to yield insights for basic science. Several also have explicit implications for applied ecology. To address these goals, he use conceptually-based literature reviews to identify general patterns and issues that are important and yet understudied, and then address these issues using both new theory and empirical work.