I’m a quantitative ecologist studying how biogeography and chemical diversity influence interactions between plants and insects. As a PhD candidate in the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University, I assemble and analyze big ecological datasets and run field experiments in southwestern Michigan.
In the past, I researched Hispaniolan frog and toad phylogenetics and urban ecosystem services in the Philadelphia region. Currently, I focus on found projects:
- Assembling a database of terpene diversity in plants.
- Integrating ecologists’ coding tools into effective public communication (see below)
- Building a dataset to predict novel plant-insect interactions from dozens of natural history studies.
- Modeling plant-herbivore temporal dynamics in the tall goldenrod (Solidago altissima) system
Want to know more about what I’ve done in the past? Check out my CV!