I’m a palaeoecologist and ecologist studying marine invertebrates, predation, ocean acidification, and conservation palaeobiology. I specialize in organism interactions, such as predator and prey dynamics, and encrusting organisms and their hosts. My research is fundamentally interdisciplinary and involves both modern and ancient ecosystems, with the goal of making connections between the past and present to shed light on current ecosystem crises.
Ultimately, I want to know how organism relationships develop through time, and how these relationships are impacted by humans. My current research interests include using crab predation traces on mollusc shells to understand how climate change and human activity affect predator-prey relationships through time, and understanding the effects of ocean acidification on shells.
You can watch me talk about my Ph.D. research here with a talk I gave at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology!
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Victoria
with Dr. Julia Baum (Biology) and
Dr. Iain McKechnie (HECA Lab, Anthropology)