We study the evolution and ecology of phenotypic plasticity, parrot conservation and the role of foraging behaviour in the structure and complexity of food webs. We use Daphnia, Yellow Shouldered Amazon Parrots and Food Webs for our Research.
We study the local adaptation of plasticity in real ponds and in daphnia and alage. We explore the genes that underpin plasticity and local adaptation. We work with predators and with metals.
We study the demography of parrots. We link this to socioeconomic constraints and trade-offs in conservation management. We build models.
We work with R. Owen Petchey and Dylan Childs, my colleagues, and I write books and teach courses about using R. R is good.
Ecology Letters: The ecological forecast horizon
Global and Planetary Change: Mass loss and imbalance of glaciers along the Andes Cordillera to the sub-Antarctic islands
TREE with Tim Farkas : How maladaptation can structure biodiversity: eco-evolutionary island biogeography
Oecologia (OA) Endocrine regulation of predator-induced phenotypic plasticity
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Meta-analysis of copper effects on Daphnia
Meta-analysis of algae flocculation
The interaction between predation and copper on induced morphological defences.