Aquatic Community Ecology
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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University, where I am advised by David Vasseur. My current research is supported by a James S. McDonnell Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Systems Research.
I am broadly interested in how environmental variation influences the composition, structure, and functioning of interactive biological communities. I consider myself a community ecologist, but my research extends into physiological, population, and ecosystem ecology as well. Most of my research takes place in aquatic ecosystems and I especially enjoy working with lake and pond pelagic food webs. I incorporate field observations, short-term lab experiments, and mathematical models to address my research questions. I think that a variety of approaches makes for strong scientific inference, and makes things more fun for the scientist.
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