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I am interested in a range of topics in community ecology and evolutionary biology, all of which are connected by a focus on the importance of biological interactions. I am interested in how interactions — at multiple scales of biological organization — can alter ecological and evolutionary processes and patterns. I pursue my research with a combination of experiments with microbial systems and theoretical approaches.
Current projects (in collaboration with Casey terHorst and Sebastian Schreiber) investigating the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes:
- Influence of rapid trait evolution on ecological stability
- Experimental eco-evolutionary dynamics with inquiline pitcher plant communities
Past projects have focused on interactions at different levels of organization:
- Genetic interactions in the social bacterium Myxococcus xanthus
- Social interactions among conspecifics
- Interactions between heterospecific in ecological communities.