Research

My interest is in evolutionary and spatial ecology. Within these fields, I have worked on a wide range of projects and taxa: I have investigated the evolution and ecology of parasitic Thesium in South Africa, the evolution of annuality in Ehrharta caylicina, and the adaptive significance of leaf variation in Jamesbrittenia.

For my PhD I focussed on the genus Pelargonium in South Africa, trying to understand the role of environmental gradients in driving patterns of trait and range size variation in the genus.

I have also, along with my colleague, James Mickley, developed small microenvironmental sensor units (which we’re calling EMUs) to explore the role of microenvironment in shaping species distributions.

For more detail on the projects I am working on, click on the links below.

Undergraduate Research

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Masters Research

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PhD Research

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Postdoctoral Research

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