Welcome to my corner of the web! I am a theoretical ecologist and mathematician. My research interests focus on understanding the feedbacks between community structure, population dynamics, and evolutionary processes. To achieve this understanding, I construct mathematical models and uncover their emergent properties using analytical methods and numerical simulations.
Current projects include understanding (a) how spatial-temporal variation and individual heterogeneity influence population viability, community dynamics, and evolutionary responses to limiting factors, (b) the evolutionary dynamics of invasion and escape, (c) effects of adaptive movement and phenotypic plasticity on food web dynamics, and (d) the evolution of dispersal. These projects use techniques from dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and stochastic processes plus a large healthy dose of numerical simulations.
I serve on the editorial boards of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems B, Ecology/Ecological Monographs, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Journal of Biological Dynamics, Mathematical Medicine and Biology, and Theoretical Ecology.Contact Info: Department of Evolution & Ecology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, California 95616; firstname.lastname@example.org; (530) 754-9229