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I am an evolutionary ecologist fascinated by the lives of plants. Being immobile, plants rely on subtle variation among and within individuals to cope with an ever-changing environment. My research examines the origins, maintenance, and consequences of this diversity.

I am currently an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in Jessica Forrest’s lab at the University of Ottawa. Among other projects, I am coordinating a citizen science effort to document the distribution of red and yellow anthers in trout lily (Erythronium americanum).

Previously, I completed my PhD in Art Weis’ lab at the University of Toronto, and spent a year teaching at Mount Allison University. I carried out my undergraduate studies at Queen’s University, where I worked with Chris Eckert and Karen Samis, and I earned a Masters degree in Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University.

I enjoy all aspects of research, from design to analysis to sharing my findings, but am happiest exploring the springtime forest of eastern North America, field lens in hand.

Checking out the trout lily.

Checking out the trout lily.