I test a number of basic research questions using complimentary methods including experimental evolution, community manipulations, field and lab experiments, genetic analysis, and comparative phylogenetics. To do so I developed my own plant-insect study systems that are composed of economically important and/or invasive species.

Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow working with Marc Johnson at the University of Toronto at Mississauga.  Lab page:

Ph.D.: University of California Riverside under the supervision of David N. Reznick and J. Daniel Hare.

  1. Bullet  Dec. 2013 Just had a Data Paper accepted at Ecology consisting of a massive collation of population level leaf herbivory measurements from across the globe.

  2. Bullet  Dec. 2013 Just presented a poster and gave a talk at the Canadian Society for Plant Biologists meeting right here at UTM.

Last Update: Dec. 10th,  2013

    I am an evolutionary ecologist that studies interactions between evolution and ecology occurring over very rapid timescales (few weeks) and over macroevolutionary timescales (from thousands to millions of years).  My integrative research aims to understand the eco-evolutionary implications of adapting to both natural processes (e.g., species interactions) and human disturbances.

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