I'm a research scientist with a broad interest in ecology. In particular, I work on processes that affect whole ecosystems, such as fire, vegetation succession, habitat fragmentation and biological invasion. Most of my work tries to uncover the biological mechanisms underlying the ecological patterns we see in nature.
My research is multidisciplinary; something I've found necessary to tackle complex ecological problems. For example, my work on 'demographic landscape genetics' combines demographic, movement and genetic data with spatial simulation modelling to untangle the effects of dispersal and population demography on genetic diversity.
While being grounded in fundamental biology and ecological theory, my research is always aimed at improving knowledge for biodiversity conservation.