My research asks how ecological and evolutionary processes interact to generate and maintain biodiversity. I use methods spanning evolutionary genomics, experimental ecology, metagenomics and biogeography to investigate how species and ecosystems form and respond to environmental change. My background is in plant research, but I also work on fungal and animal systems (e.g. mycorrhizal fungi, fish, birds, reptiles) and am interested in any system suited to answering fundamental questions in ecology and evolution. I also develop new computational methods, including software for hypothesis testing in spatial ecology and bioinformatics.
I am currently a post-doc in Alex Papadopulos' group, investigating the drivers of high biodiversity and the impacts of future land-use changes in the hyperdiverse Wallacea region of Indonesia.