- Lecturer in Ecology - University of Plymouth
Climate change is driving shifts in species distributions and reshuffling local communities, yet our understanding of species' responses to such changes is limited.
My research focuses on ecological and evolutionary responses to ongoing climate change, and in particular adaptation to the predicted shifts in community composition and altered interactions with other organisms.
In my research I have worked mostly with plants and invertebrates and used a range of techniques, including metabolomics, genomics and field experiments, to assess varaition in putatively adaptive traits. Through such a research programme, I aim to provide insight into those species most vulnerable to future environmental change.