Intertidal areas, such as estuaries, can be both important fisheries and key habitats for wildlife. During winter months, large flocks of wading birds (Order: Charadriiformes) gather to feed within estuaries.
I am interested in understanding the how interactions between organisms and their food resources generate the patterns of species distribution, habitat use, behaviour and abundance, that we see in nature.
Furthermore, I aim to understand how consumer-resource interactions affect the structure, functioning and service provision of ecosystems.
My recent research has combined statistical modelling and individual-based modelling to examine the conditions under which consumers cause depletion of food resources.