My research seeks to understand how major anthropogenic stressors like fishing and the introduction of non-native species impact freshwater ecosystems. Specifically, I integrate field and laboratory studies with theory from community ecology, evolutionary ecology, and functional ecology to understand: (i) the role of fishing and invasive predators in structuring aquatic communities; (ii) the extent to which contemporary phenotypic changes occur in response to anthropogenic stressors; and (iii) the ways in which these changes might affect the outcome of ecological interactions and contribute to the resilience of species of socio-economic and/or conservation concern.
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2017)
BESS, McGill University & Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Post-Doctoral Fellow (2013-2015)
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Ph.D., Biology (2007 - 2013)