My research explores how aquatic animals respond to changes in the physical environment (e.g. temperature) via changes in their physiology (e.g. lipid profiles) and ecology (e.g. feeding interactions). I am also interested in the ramifications of these organism-level responses for the structure and stability of food webs.
I combine theory with experimental and field-based methods and have worked in Arctic seas, subalpine lakes and tropical floodplains. These study systems all share drastic seasonal fluctuations in environmental characteristics.
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of Biology
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6