Hi! I am a community ecologist interested in how and why certain plant and herbivore species interact across natural landscapes. My interest in plant-herbivore interactions is grounded in a love for natural history, and I enjoy working in systems that allow exploration of understudied species, behaviors, and trophic associations. For my PhD I am studying how abiotic heterogeneity shape size, composition, and trophic structure of plant-herbivore-parasitoid assemblages across a natural mosaic in soil resources. I am also examining how predation regimes vary by soil type in an effort to better understand how bottom-up "ladders" and top-down "chutes" interact to create spatial variability in species diversity, interaction identity, and emergent network properties. Check out my Research and Natural History pages for more information on these and other projects. Thanks for visiting!