My main research interests include conservation, ecology and evolution. I am especially interested in interdisciplinary approaches that utilise theory and methods from multiple research fields (e.g. population genetics, ecophysiology, landscape ecology, movement ecology and remote sensing).
My research addresses questions related to: (a) the ways in which geographic and environmental variation shape patterns of spatial genetic and phenotypic divergence; (b) the impacts of environmental change on genetic diversity within populations and species; and (c) understanding mechanisms underlying species’ responses to rapid environmental change and the potential of those mechanisms to compensate for these changes.
The ultimate goal of my research is: (1) to inform conservation and management of species, communities and ecosystems; and (2) to involve people in biodiversity conservation through education and communication.
Besides my scientific work I enjoy cooking, photography, gardening, arts, fishing and travelling.