I focus on understanding the consequences of trait change due to evolutionary and plastic responses in changing environments. For some years, I have been developing theory on population dynamics resulting from these processes. Most of this theoretical work is in collaboration with Luis-Miguel Chevin and my PhD supervisor Marissa Baskett during my PhD at UC Davis in Population Biology. These interests also extend back to my my Master's research, which focused on the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of sea lice and salmonids with Mark Lewis at the Centre for Mathematical Biology at University of Alberta. For results so far, see my google scholar page or the results section below.
I'm also very interested in developing inference methods, which connect theory to data. I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Shaffer lab at UCLA. Working in collaboration with Peter Ralph at University of Oregon, we are developing methods that use genomic data to inform demographic models of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). These models will enable us to analyze effects of scenarios for development in the Mojave desert on the population viability of the tortoise.