I am interested in spatial connectivity in population dynamics and the population-level consequences of movement, as well as disease ecology. These research areas overlap as free-living organisms come into contact with transmissible agents of infectious disease. I use a combination of mathematical modelling, ecological experiments with model species, and field observations from natural ecosystems.
In my theoretical research on population and community ecology, I ask questions about persistence, co-existence, and resilience of species. This is grounded in important applied problems, including agri-environmental sustainability, biodiversity loss, and marine management, in the face of environmental change.