Completed Projects


Do Biological Tradeoffs Promote Coexistence?

A classic question in ecology is whether tradeoffs between the ability to compete for resources and the ability to defend oneself against enemies helps to maintain species coexistence.


Does Eco-Labeling Make Ecological Sense?

As part of the Luce Fellowship Program at UCSB, I worked with a group of fisheries scientists to assess the efficacy of eco-labeling on fish stock health. 


What is Normal?

The biological sciences both tell us facts about the natural world and weaves this information into stories about nature that informs how we perceive ourselves and our environment


How Does a Turtle Develop Its Shell?

As an undergraduate student, I worked in Scott Gilbert's developmental biology lab at Swarthmore College, studying embryonic cues that drive turtle shell (carapce) development.