I am a post-doc Queen Mary’s University London, working on the stability of metacommunities in the lab group of Axel Rossberg as part of NERC Highlight Topic grant.
Previously, I was part of the Community Ecology research group at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. During my postdoc I worked with Owen Lewis on a project looking at the effects of temperature on networks of Drosophila-parasitoid interactions.
In my doctoral research I looked at incorporating processes called ‘interaction modifications’ into our understanding of the dynamics of ecological communities. These occur where organisms change the strength of interactions (such as predation) between other species. They have been well established as having the potential to have a major impact in small systems – my work seeks to scale up to whole communities.