Postdoctoral Research Associate
I am a postdoctoral research associate working with Dr. Rebecca Kilner on the fascinating world of parental care in Nicrophorus burying beetles. Before arriving here, I worked on field crickets during my MS, treehoppers during my PhD, and bushcrickets and waxmoths during my first stint as a postdoc.
I am generally interested in how biotic interactions shape individual traits. By looking at (i) the plastic response of individuals, (ii) the ability of biotic environments (social and otherwise) to induce such plasticity, and (iii) underlying genetic variation in biotic environments, I explore the evolutionary consequences that such trait variation may have on populations, from the maintenance of genetic variation to its potential to initiate divergence.