Below, I outline my broad research interests - my focus is on working at the interface between genetics and ecology to examine evolution.
The diversity of life and it’s underlying eco-evolutionary drivers is what interests me most. Organisms live in environments that vary through time and space, so how do they respond and adapt to their dynamic surroundings?
To address this, I have a range of broad research foci targeting th interaction of species and their environments using integrative genomic approaches alongside ecological studies.
Evolution is obviously driven by ecological processes, but it is less obvious that evolutionary processes can have quantifiable effects on ecological dynamics over contemporary timescales.
Working at the eco-evolutionary interface to examine rapid evolution is an area of research I am really passionate about.
I am especially interested in using museum genomics to look at how species have rapidly changed through recent time.
I am passionate about incorporating population genomic data into macroecological research.
To truly understand the limits of species diversity, we must look at the development of phenotypic traits among taxa and the interactions within/among species, as these define which species live where.
Population genomic data can provide key insights into factors that promote species responses to historical and contemporary environmental change.