I am interested in ecology of insect predator-prey interactions.

The first part of my research focuses on identifying prey trait changes in response to predation risk (non-consumptive effects). I am especially interested in behavioral changes that may affect the insects overall fitness (e.g. changes in feeding behavior or oviposition).

I am also interested in understanding how insect prey may identify predation threat via visual, chemical, tactile or auditory predator cues.

My current work, with Dr Doug Landis( is focused on how the habitat diversity can potentially interfere with predator-prey interactions at the local, habitat and/or landscape scale. We are working to understand how diversity may affect both consumptive and non-consumptive effects of predators.