I am an evolutionary ecologist interested in the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of host-parasite interactions. I work with Dr. Adam Siepielski at the University of Arkansas. Sam and I met back in 2014 during our Masters studies and decided to create Ecology for the Masses in early 2018.
I completed my M.Sc. at the University of Bremen and conducted my master’s research on morph differences in larval survival at Lund University with Dr. Erik Svensson. As an undergraduate I worked with Dr. Carl Gerhardt at the University of Missouri on a project examining the effects of anthropogenic noise on anuran communication.
My research focuses on examining 1) how spatial variation in predator composition affects host-parasite interactions and 2) how host and parasite density affects parasitism. I work with a host-parasite system consisting of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies, the hosts) and their parasitic water mites (Arrenurus spp.).
Click below to read selected works from Adam on Ecology for the Masses.
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