I study the ecology of communities in a changing world.

I focus on the processes that bind communities together, and how they respond to environmental variability. By better understanding these processes, we improve our ability to forecast how complex systems will respond to changes in climate, land-use, and resource distribution.

I like to draw on aspects of experimental biology and ecological forecasting to disentangle the mechanisms that drive ecological patterns. In recent years, this has involved developing new ways to collect, integrate, and cohesively model heterogeneous data in ways that acknowledge the importance of community structure and evolutionary history.

You can read more about these ideas and methods in the links above, or contact me using the links below.