Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Predicting how organisms will respond to climate change is a central challenge in ecology and evolutionary biology – one that requires data science perspectives to disentangle the mechanisms driving complex biological systems. I combine theory and data to investigate how climate variability and species interactions affect species’ ecological and evolutionary dynamics. More information available here.
I am currently investigating how climate influences the ecological dynamics and evolutionary responses of insects along a latitudinal gradient spanning the globe from the tropics to temperate regions. Within the eScience Institute, I am also developing computational and visualization tools for predicting species’ responses to global climate change for both scientific data analysis as well as educational data visualizations.