I am broadly interested in how traits affect interactions and emergent ecological features at large scales. In particular, how do differences in metabolism and body size drive spatial and temporal patterns of diversity? Does energy provide a framework for linking levels of biological organization? My most recent work in Science examined the role of thermoregulation in the opposing latitudinal gradients of diversity between marine endotherms and ectotherms.
I received my Ph.D. in Biology at the University of New Mexico in 2016 under Felisa Smith. I am starting a postdoctoral position at the National Great Rivers Research and Educational Center in St. Louis, IL, studying movement and metabolic asymmetries between endotherms and ectotherms with Anthony Dell.