I am an ecologist seeking to understand the diversity and distribution of life on Earth, primarily using hyperdiverse coral reefs as a model system. Specifically, I try to link processes across spatial and temporal scales, from individual behaviour to global distributions, to understand how ecological systems respond to environmental change. A recent focus has been on how fish behaviour can mediate responses of coral reef communities to global mass bleaching events. To do that, I combine primary data collection in the field with statistics and simulation modelling, with particular interest in process-based models, network analysis and game theory.
LU - Lancaster Environment Centre