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I study the ecology and evolution of microbial communities across fluctuating niche landscapes.

I am interested in how the interactions of constituent ensembles within a system coalesce to produce sophisticated emergent behaviors. In particular, I investigate the relationship between ecosystem disturbance and community diversity, the non-linear dynamics of ecological communities at transition points between alternative stable states, and metagenomic patterns along changing environmental gradients.

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