Welcome to our lab group! We study the interplay between evolutionary and ecological processes in shaping biodiversity. Our current research focuses on freshwater fish in New Zealand, but we have worked in other systems including lizards, freshwater invertebrates 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.
New publication in Ecology and Evolution based on former visiting PhD student Christina Service's work on spirit bear isotopic niches
New publication in Behavioral Ecology based on Nicky Kerr's MSc work on the relationship between fish personality and niche
New publication in Can. J. Fisheries Aquat. Sci. looking at populations of fish across depth gradients in some of New Zealand's deep lakes
Congratulations to Marine Richarson on submitting her PhD thesis on how interspecific interactions affect individual specialisation
New publication in Ecology and Evolution based on Grégoire Saboret's study of carryover effects of larval habitat on niche variation in facultatively diadromous fish