Bringing together ecological theory and data
I apply network theory and tools to answer ecological questions about community structure and dynamics. Network tools can help to define and understand how interactions between species in a community are patterned. Using the structure of the interaction network as the backbone of a dynamical model allows me to simulate the changes in population size over time. One of my primary interests is in studying how different trophic configurations in food webs relate to stability at the community and population level.
And as always…
The ecology may be theoretical, but the fun is real
PhD in Ecology and Evolution, 2016
Stony Brook University
BSc in Biology, 2010
At RPI I am working with the Jefferson Project at Lake George to develop and analyze models of the lake food web. We are collaborating with IBM Research to integrate these food web models with detailed hydrological models of Lake George to build an understanding of how changes in the lake’s ecosystem will cascade through the ecological community.
A place where I explore various ecological data and models using R.