Research Interests

(To be updated soon!)

Iā€™m interested in the relationship between evolutionary history, function and speciesā€™ traits, and how these relate to coexistence and diversity in communities. I use microcosms (with a move towards daphniids) and data from plant communities to answer some of these questions.

On a broader scale, Iā€™m interested in how we quantify biodiversity in all its forms (e.g. taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity) and how these facets might inform conservation and management. Results from this work include a large review of the diversity (ha) of phylogenetic diversity metrics (Tucker et al. 2016 Biol. Rev). I am co-PI of a workshop  meant to evaluate the arguments made for including phylogenetic diversity in conservation priorities.