I am a researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of macroecology and macroevolution. My work focuses on understanding ecological patterns over space and time as a function of physiology and simple theory. In this pursuit, I have focused on the role of energy as a means of linking ecological scales. I've worked in both plant and animal systems, finding them equally fascinating. Some of the questions that motivate me include: What are the energetics of extinct taxa, such as dinosaurs? How do differences in vertebrate metabolism and thermoregulation affect foraging, competition, and biogeography? Can we understand how trees compete for light and energy as a function of body size and shade tolerance?
You can learn more about my research on dinosaur metabolism here: