I’m an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick. Before joining UNB, I was on the faculty at the University of Iowa. I did my undergraduate work at the University of Waterloo, a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania (with Bob Ricklefs), and a postdoc at the University of British Columbia (with Dolph Schluter).
Most of my current research has to do with plant-insect interactions and with the evolution of new biodiversity. But when I’m not doing research, I think about a lot of quasirandom things. I blog about some of them here.
I’ve also written a book on scientific writing (The Scientists Guide to Writing; Princeton University Press, April 2016). More about that on its own page.
I acknowledge that I live and work on traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq peoples.