- Biological — Aquatic Invertebrate — Physiology / Organismal biology
- Biological — Aquatic Invertebrate — Population dynamics and monitoring
- Biological — Aquatic Invertebrate — Community structures and dynamics
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions, with a particular focus on freshwater systems. I am especially interested in the intersection of ecology and evolutionary biology, including how rapid evolution affects host-parasite interactions, and how ecological context influences host-parasite evolution. My research uses a combination of observational studies of natural populations and communities, manipulative experiments in the lab and field, and mathematical models. Most of my research focuses on the ecologically important freshwater crustacean Daphnia as host; Daphnia have long been a model system in ecology and evolutionary biology, and are emerging as a model organism for studies of host-parasite interactions.