Research and teaching interests

I am an evolutionary ecologist who utilizes molecular techniques to address the ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions. I use a variety of host-parasite systems in field and laboratory settings to address a broad range of topics. My research interests include the impact of host ecology and evolution on patterns of host specificity and the roles and mechanisms of parasite-modified behaviour in parasite transmission. My approach integrates neutral markers with behavioural, ecological, phylogenetic and population genetics methods.