Our research focuses on understanding coevolutionary interactions, particularly host-parasite interactions. We use a combination of mathematical modeling and molecular analysis in both field and laboratory settings to address how species interactions influence life history trait evolution, such as dispersal and virulence.
The overall goal of my research is to develop a mechanistic understanding by which abiotic and biotic forces drive the direction and rate of evolution of coevolutionary interactions.
Current Research Topics include
- Co-transmission of genomes
- Evolution in spatially structured populations
- Dynamics of pathogens in response to global change
- Adaptation to abiotic and genetic environments
- Phenotypic plasticity in invasive species