I'm a community ecologist fascinated by species interactions. While most of my research is based on data analysis, computer simulations, and mathematical models, I spend time in the lab testing predictions with microbial systems. My latest project involves using high-throughput molecular analysis to characterize the biodiversity in carnivorous plants. This research is extremely useful to understand how species assemblages and interactions react to environmental changes.
How do species interactions react to environmental changes? Microbes living within carnivorous pitcher plants can help us find the answer, if we develop good enough molecular tools to understand their biodiversity.