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Welcome! I’m a community ecologist at the University of Queensland & Emory University.

I am interested in identifying the role of pollinators to native plant communities in natural and agro-ecosystems. In the past, my research involved assessing the abundance and composition of pollinators and their resource collection patterns in remnant wildflower communities of conservation concern and adjacent co-flowering canola fields. I have also conducted research into how the presence or absence of pollinating insects influence higher-order interactions in annual wildflower communities, as well as using meta-barcoding techniques to advance our understanding of the complex networks of pollination interactions occurring across large-scale agricultural landscapes. My current research will build on this work, as I hope to further develop current DNA metabarcoding practices, examine pollination networks in alpine communities that are impacted by climate change, and understand the role of pollinators in mediating plant coexistence.

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