Statement of Research Goals

I am drawn to both the elegance and surety of mathematics and the apparent messiness and randomness of the natural world. Discovering that I could use mathematics to try and explain and demystify some (if not all) of the complexities of nature led me to the focus my research which is to combine field sampling and data with quantitative and qualitative modelling; incorporating theoretical anchors in ecological models to answer applied questions. Spanning freshwater to marine ecosystems, my research program focuses on how variation in the environment and life-history of an organism can influence population density, species interactions, and community stability. I then apply this theoretical knowledge to applied management questions by combining dynamic modelling, statistical modelling, and fieldwork.