My research is mainly focused on studying the effects of climate change and other human stressors on aquatic ecosystems.
I use a combination of field research, controlled microcosm and mesocosm experiments and advanced techniques analysis (such as a combination of machine learning and flow cytometry), to understand how natural communities respond to stressors. I am particularly interested in freshwater ecosystems, from ponds to rivers, and plankton communities as model systems.
I work in the lab of Somerville’s Fellow and Tutor in Ecology, Associate Professor Michelle Jackson. During my time in Oxford, I am investigating the effect of warming and other stressors on freshwater plankton communities, using outdoor mesocosms, machine learning and flow cytometry. I am also developing a quantitative method to early detect sewage fungus in rivers and I am studying its effects on aquatic organisms.