Environmental variability, physiological tolerance, and species patterns from the poles to the tropics
The global redistribution of species is leading to large-scale community change. Gaining a process-based understanding for what factors create species and community resilience under environmental variability is an important research objective for our time.
My research aims to address this theme by linking physiological thresholds of organisms to the environment they experience to quantify changes in animal behaviour, the outcome of species interactions, and distribution patterns. My approach is to link spatial and temporal trends in abiotic variables at biologically relevant scales using standardized experimental protocols, complementary laboratory and field approaches, meta-analytic approaches, and modern statistical tools.