I am a population and community ecologist. My work combines monitoring, experiments, and theoretical models to explore why species interactions and population dynamics vary over space and time. While I seek to understand general ecological phenomena, much of my work is inspired and informed by the natural history of the species and systems that I study.
I am currently a PhD candidate in the Ives lab. In my dissertation research, I explore the factors that contribute to variation in midge (a type of fly) populations and body size in Lake Mývatn, Iceland. I also engage in collaborative projects that explore other facets of the Lake Mývatn ecosystem.
Learn more about specific projects in the research tab.