Phone: (709) 639-6515
Associate Professor – Environmental Science
I am interested in all aspects of insect ecology and behaviour. My current focus is on native pollinators, and how human activities affect their abundance, distribution, community composition, and behaviour. I am also interested in nectar-inhabiting microorganisms, how they influence pollinator behaviour, and subsequently affect plant and pollinator fitness.
I have taught at all levels, from first year to graduate. I have also supervised Honours and Masters students. Courses include: first year biology, invertebrate biology, vertebrate biology, introductory ecology, freshwater ecology, analytical ecology, senior seminar and independent project classes, and statistical modelling in ecology.