My primary research focus is developing reliable theory to understand the drivers of biological diversity at different spatiotemporal scales. I combine mathematical and computational tools with biological knowledge to enhance the state of the art of ecological modelling.
My research with the SIAM group involves working in close collaboration with empiricists to develop stochastic models and inference methods, with the goal of gathering predictive understanding of different ecological systems.
More broadly, I’m interested in understanding the many dimensions of biodiversity in the wider context of the science of sustainability. In the past, I have worked on food webs, extinction and invasion dynamics.