Research Interests: My research interests are focused on the intersection of computer science, ecology, and evolutionary biology. This involves doing in silico experiments to understand general properties of ecology and evolution, and using principles from biology to solve computational problems. Often these goals intersect. Many of my in silico experiments are carried out on the Avida Platform. The primary theme uniting my research is that I am fascinated by how evolution shapes and is shaped by ecological communities. This often leads me to ask questions about how evolutionary processes generate and maintain diversity, particularly in the presence of spatial structure.
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