I am an ecological geneticist with broad interests in plant community ecology, molecular ecology and responses to environmental change. My primary research interest involves the study of eco-evolutionary responses to anthropogenic climate change, using grassland model systems. A key focus is on understanding whether evolutionary responses will be sufficient to buffer species and communities against the effects of anticipated climatic change. I also have an interest in the utility of genetic data and evidence syntheses for enhancing the conservation of rare and threatened taxa.
- John L Harper Young Investigator's Prize (British Ecological Society 2007)