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.