Ph. D., Postoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, WI, United States of America

Affiliations

The Pupating Lab (Prof. Barrett Klein)



Research

My research project focuses on the evolutionary ecology of insects in the context of anthropogenic disturbances, including global climate change. I study the wide variety of response mechanisms that the insects exhibit in the face of global changes, and I try to disentangle plastic from evolutionary (genetic) responses. The models I use, mostly parasitic wasps, also allow considering the effects of different environmental pressures within the framework of biological pest control. 

I am particularly interested in the impacts of rapid environmental changes on insect seasonal and circadian rhythms. I also study thermal responses (ecophysiology) in relation to these rhythms, and I try to understand how climate-change can cascade from individual to community levels and modify food-webs structure and functioning.