Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science and Policy
Areas of Specialization
I am interested in the factors that shape populations of wild organisms, and how population structure in turn affects development, behavior, and interactions with other species. I am also broadly interested in what insects do. At William & Mary, I am studying historical trends in monarch butterflies and their milkweed food plants. For my PhD, I studied the Vachellia drepanolobium ant-plant mutualism, and I did phylogenetic work on lycaenid butterflies.