I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of host-parasite interactions. I work with Dr. Adam Siepielski at the University of Arkansas.
I completed my M.Sc. at the University of Bremen and conducted my master’s research on morph differences in larval survival at Lund University with Dr. Erik Svensson. As an undergraduate I worked with Dr. Carl Gerhardt at the University of Missouri on a project examining the effects of anthropogenic noise on anuran communication.
My research focuses on examining 1) how parasitism drives variation in species interactions within food webs, 2) how spatial variation in predator composition affects host-parasite interactions, 3) how host and parasite density affects parasitism and 4) how these host-parasite interactions vary over time. I work with a host-parasite system consisting of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies, the hosts) and their parasitic water mites (Arrenurus spp.).