Welcome to our lab group! We study the interplay between evolutionary and ecological processes in shaping biodiversity. Most of our current research focuses on freshwater fish in New Zealand, but we have worked in other systems including lizards and marine fish. Our interests include intraspecific niche variation, food web dynamics, the evolutionary consequences of species interactions, and the use of phylogenetic trees to ask questions about adaptive radiations.
Grégoire Saboret is wrapping up a visiting internship where he has studied the relationships between niche variation and carryover effects of larval habitat in facultatively diadromous fish
Our paper on the multidimensional nature of individual niche variation has been published as a Concepts & Synthesis article in Ecology.
New publication in Evolutionary Ecology Research based on Steph and Travis' lake-stream kōaro project from last summer
Travis gave talks on multivariate niche variation at the Statistical Ecology & Environmental Monitoring conference in Queenstown and the ASN meeting in Asilomar
PhD students Christina Service (UVic, Canada) and Raul Costa Pereira (UNESP Rio Claro, Brazil) visited the lab in the summer to analyse niche variation in bears (Christina) and frogs (Raul)