I am a quantitative ecologist using mathematical and statistical approaches to answer questions about the role of intraspecific life history variation in population and community dynamics and life history evolution.
I am broadly interested in the role of life history variation in population dynamics and the consequences for 1) statistical methods for parameter estimation and model inference and 2) theoretical predictions of transient and equilibrium dynamics and trait evolution. Any type of life history variation strongly influences population and community dynamics, including population extinction risk, equilibrium density, community composition, and species diversity. My work takes a theoretical approach to investigating the dynamics of populations of species with relatively simple, stage-structured life cycles. Because of the stochastic nature of the problem, most of my projects have strong computational aspects while maintaining links to analytical analogues, incorporating both computational statistics and simulation based or individual based modeling.
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