ABOUT ME

My research revolves around linking consistent inter-individual differences in behavior (personalities or behavioral types) with invasion ecology to understand the ecological and evolutionary consequences of species invasions. Because of the numerous ways by which species may invade and compete with native species, I engage on multiple projects both empirical and theoretical. In particularly, my interests include:

  • Interspecific BTxBT interactions. There is growing evidence that behavioral types influence the outcome of interspecific interactions. My work builds upon this by investigating the role of behavioral types in determining the frequency and outcome of invasive-native interactions. 

  • Invasive and native BT on eco-evolutionary dynamics. Invasive-native interactions may select for traits among both species that in turn influences the nature of these interactions. I am interested in exploring how interspecific interactions may select for certain behavioral types, and the effect the resulting selection has on invasive and native interactions.