As an ecologist, I am interested in how human actions change many aspects of biological diversity and the consequences of these changes. I use both empirical data and theoretical models to explore these topics.
I am also interested in how ecologists do our research. I am probing into how we think about causality, how we conduct replicable research, and other common assumptions ecologists tend to make.
I currently manage the CoRRE (Community Responses to Resources Experiments) database. In 2020, I added over 30 new experiments. I am also working on making our data cleaning pipeline more reproducible.
HOW ECOLOGY IS DONE
I often find myself asking, "why do we assume that?", when thinking about how ecologists conduct their studies. I have recently began to probe at some of these assumptions to see how they impact the inferences ecologists are making.
BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING WORLD
I am interested in understanding the causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity. This has always been my main passion as an ecologist. I explore this topic using long-term experimental data and by developing theoretical models.