I'm a research scientist specialising in landscape genomics.
I have a strong background in ecology which allows me to integrate the complex biology of species into landscape genomics research. In particular, I examine the roles of demography and dispersal in driving patterns of spatial genomic structure. The environment does not affect species directly but through a demographic or dispersal pathway and it's this process that my research addresses. Understanding this pathway is important because it is the first step towards local adaptation and can influence whether populations will persist in rapidly changing environments.
While being grounded in fundamental biology and ecological theory, my research is always aimed at improving knowledge for biodiversity conservation. My work has applications in fire management, biological invasion and threatened species conservation.