I am interested in species interactions and how these interactions can have large and unexpected effects on communities and ecosystems. Specifically I am working on understanding how interspecific interactions alter cooperation and eusociality.
My work is primarily experimental, testing theory and using theory to make (and test!) predictions in the wild. My systems range from microcosms to entire oceans. My study organisms are primarily microorganisms, such as algae, protists and parasites, and invertebrates, such as daphnia and snails.