Welcome to my site! I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Ken Feeley's Lab in the Dept of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Originally from England, I decided I had served my time in the rain and, following my MSc, had earned a move to sunnier climes. I arrived in Miami in the Autumn of 2012 to begin my PhD, and have been here conducting my graduate studies ever since.
My PhD dissertation research focuses on attempting to synthesize the relationship between ecological and microevolutionary processes and macroevolutionary patterns. Specifically, using Anolis lizards introduced to areas outside of their native range, I am investigating novel community assembly, coexistence mechanisms and character displacement.
Additionally, I have deep research interests in climate change and conservation biology, with a strong focus on tropical ecosystems. My research spans from developing theoretical models of climate change impacts, to empirical monitoring of long-term tropical community dynamics.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
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Link to ResearchGate profile here
Link to Google Scholar profile here