University of South Florida
College of Arts and Sciences
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Office: SCA 306
Lab: SCA 319
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2009
The overarching goal of my lab is to understand the natural diversity of parasites and forces creating and sustaining this diversity—in particular, we focus on using available data to isolate which ecological or evolutionary concepts are applicable over a wide variety of contexts.
We use a broad variety of techniques to pursue this goal, including meta-analysis, comparative phylogenetic methods, field and selection experiments, and mathematical modeling.
My current research has two major themes: (1) the development of novel statistics for synthesizing published research and evaluating sources of bias in this research; and (2) providing rigorous syntheses of key ecological and evolutionary principles relating to the specialization of parasites and herbivores.
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Research Synthesis