The goal of my research is to understand the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecological communities with an emphasis on invertebrate communities. In particular, I am interested in how interactions of abiotic and biotic drivers of ecosystem change (e.g. climate change and invasive species) drive invertebrate biodiversity and community structure across space and time. I am also interested in how community structure and biodiversity regulate ecosystem function and ecosystem services. I use long-term field experiments and publically available macroscale data along with advanced quantitative approaches and statistical modeling to address these goals.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame working with Jason Rohr.