I am interested in the processes that drive population dynamics in the context of ecological networks. As a postdoc, I am working on food web responses to climate change, focusing on Australian rainforest Drosophila and their interactions with parasitoids.
In my DPhil I investigated how trait-mediated indirect interactions act within larger food web contexts using both experimental and modelling approaches. While the effects of variable traits in small community modules have been well studied, it is currently far from clear whether in natural systems the effects are likely to be mitigated or amplified.
Terry, J. C. D., Morris, R. J. and Bonsall, M. B. (2017). Trophic interaction modifications: an empirical and theoretical framework. Ecology Letters, 20: 1219–1230. doi:10.1111/ele.12824