Dr. Kodani’s research interests include ecology and natural history, and although his past projects have centered on terrestrial mammals, his research interests are expanding to include aquatic ecosystems. In the early 1990’s, he studied the home range and diet of the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in the chaparral-covered hills of Southern California. This involved both radio-tracking, and scatology. Moving to Illinois, in the late 1990’s, he studied the effects of soil nitrogen and meadow vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus) herbivory on the plant biomass of a restored tallgrass prairie.
Since joining Clayton State University's Department of Natural Sciences in 2001, Dr. Kodani has become interested in freshwater ecosystems. He is a volunteer stream monitor and trainer for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and as part of this program, he collaborates with the Henry County Stormwater Management Department and City of Griffin's Stormwater Management Department.