I am a postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego, working with the Hechinger and Shurin labs.

I work in freshwater, coastal, agricultural and laboratory systems. Using large natural data sets, experiments, and models in concert, I ask questions about the factors which govern spatial community dynamics, parasite transmission (see here for an interview I just gave on the relationship between cannibalism and disease!), and population persistence in harsh environments.

Please look at the Research tab for information on the specific systems I’ve worked with and some of the cool things I’ve found. Visit the links page for information about the labs I’ve worked in. Also please check out my CV and feel free look at some pictures of birds and things in the Photo Gallery.