Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph (Canada)
My research focuses on interactions between behaviour and consumer-resource dynamics. A mix of theoretical and empirical approaches is used to consider the dynamics of specific systems, including mammalian communities in boreal and tropical savannah ecosystems as well as fisheries as part of temperate aquatic communities. An ongoing applied research interest relates to sustainable harvesting of fish and mammal populations in relation to stochastic variation in the environment, strong biotic interactions and harvester behaviour. Key questions relate to long-term stability of harvested populations due to dynamic variation in harvester effort, effects of bio-economic dynamics on the stability of fish stocks and prices, and spatial processes in harvested populations with and without no-harvest reserves.