Postdoc @ the University of California, Davis and the Bodega Marine Lab (contact)
Recently: I finished my PhD working with Jay Stachowicz in the Population Biology Grad Group at UC Davis in Dec 2012.
I am interested in the ecological and evolutionary processes that limit the number of species we find coexisting in a particular community, and control the way those communities function.
To work on these questions, I have been combining trait- and phylogeny-based measures of ecological variation among species, and combining experimental and observational data. For my dissertation research I worked on communities of crustacean grazers in seagrass systems, particularly amphipods.
Before wading into the mudflats of California, I worked on ecological and evolutionary mechanisms behind simultaneous plant and grazer invasions in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia.