By definition, individuals are unique. Therefore, individuals in natural populations often differ in what they do. Most of my research aims to elucidate the causes and consequences of ecological variation within natural populations and communities.
Food web structure and functioning
Rather than studying food webs from a classic species-based perspective, I investigate the forces that govern predator-prey links at the individual level.
Human impacts on ecological interactions
Harvesting is rarely random. Humans often target certain types of individuals within natural populations (e.g. the largest). How does it affect ecological interactions between species and individuals?