Research Interests: "I am interested in the ecology of pollinators and herbivores in natural and agricultural ecosystems. My research explores the ecological dynamics between soil, plant, herbivore and pollinator communities. I am particularly interested in how land use practices alter these relationships, and consequently, pest control, pollination services and the pollinators themselves. Much of my work combines field, greenhouse, and lab studies with the tools of chemical and nutritional ecology to understand mechanisms of effect. Ultimately my goal is to provide information useful to biodiversity conservation while investigating some of the fascinating ecological stories that play out all around us."