Research

I combine empirical and theoretical approaches to study the evolutionary ecology of species interactions. My dissertation research focuses on consumer-resource mutualisms between plants and their pollinating insect communities. Learn more about my projects here:

Floral nectar: an ecologically dynamic trait

What traits define a plant’s nectar production, and how do these traits evolve in plant-pollinator mutualisms?

Theory: Evolution of mutualist resource provisioning

What ecological components drive the evolution of mutualist resource provisioning across diverse communities?