My research explores the evolution and ecology of polyploid plants in both natural populations and urban ecosystems, with an emphasis on interactions between whole-genome duplication (WGD), polyploidy, and reproductive strategies. I use a variety of quantitative approaches; combining field work, experiments, computational methods, and theoretical models.

I am currently a postdoc with Dr. Marc Johnson at the University of Toronto Mississauga, where I am using theory to build a framework for predicting and interpreting patterns of evolution in urban environments, as well as exploring interactions between urbanisation and polyploidy in plants.

I was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Jannice Friedman at Queen’s University from 2019-2021, using Mimulus guttatus to study the effects of whole-genome duplication (WGD) on life history traits. I completed my PhD with Dr. Brian Husband at the University of Guelph, and my MSc with Dr. Marcel Dorken at Trent University.

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