I am an ecologist, and my research aims to advance our fundamental understanding of the drivers of biodiversity change and the consequences of these changes for human well-being. My research advances a solution to this research challenge by studying the processes that unite all of life on Earth – the metabolic processes by which living systems uptake, store and convert energy, matter and information from their environments to grow and persist. I combine theory, experiments and synthesis to study how living systems change as the environment changes, and what these changes mean for human well-being.
I’m currently a Hutchinson Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. I was previously a Nereus Postdoctoral Fellow at Eawag and the Department of Biology at McGill University. I completed my PhD in the O’Connor Lab at the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC.