Assistant Professor, CLAS
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Current Research Interests:
We study ecological and evolutionary consequences of global change on plant-arthropod interactions. To address this fascinating topic, we combine field and laboratory experiments with biodemography, quantitative genetics, molecular biology and insect physiology to understand how arthropods adapt to novel environments, for example, novel host plants or projected global warming.
Our research takes place in some of the most endangered ecosystems on earth, such as tropical rain forests, montane forests and high-elevation ecosystems in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Current Research Projects:
Multiple projects on interactions between plants, insects and climate change