Research

I am broadly interested in understanding how population and community dynamics are shaped by species interactions. My ongoing research addresses how top-down forces influence insect behavior and physiology, contribute to trophic cascades and structure ecological communities.

Much of my work focuses on the under appreciated role that predation risk has on insect ecology, which has importance in both natural and agricultural systems.

 

Research Interests:

Influence of Predation Risk on Insect Populations

Mechanisms of Risk Detection

Use of Predator Cues in Pest Managment

Role of Habitat Composition and Spatio-Temporal Scale on Species Interactions

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