Parker Science Building, Room 210
My research primarily focuses on how spatial processes, such as dispersal strategies, influence the population dynamics with communities. I typically use the microbial symbiosis between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and plant hosts as a model system and utilize a broad range of both empirical (laboratory, greenhouse, and field) and theoretical (analytical and simulation modeling) approaches to investigate these dynamics.
Primary Study Area
Microbial Community Ecology, the Evolution of Cooperation, Spatial Ecology, Plant-soil Feedbacks
B.S. University of Guelph (Major: Biology, Minor: Molecular Biology and Genetics)
Ph.D. Indiana University (Major: Evolutionary Ecology, Minor: History and Philosophy of Science)
2012-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
2014-2015 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Miami.