I am an ecologist and entomologist. My research asks how insects and plants respond to global change and how their responses will affect other species, especially our own. I use a variety of approaches, from citywide field experiments to analysis of historical specimens. To maximize the utility of the knowledge I create, I focus research within ecosystems of cultural or economic importance to humans.

In the past, I have studied the effects of urbanization and climate change on insect herbivores and their host trees. Now I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard and McGill Universities, where I am developing methods for using museum specimens in novel ways to reconstruct the histories of plant-insect interactions. For details, see the “Research” page.

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