I am a doctoral student in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. I am part of the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP and I'm currently working in the Mathematical Ecology Research Group under the supervision of Professor Mike Bonsall.
Cooperation poses a problem for biologists: why should any organism favour the fitness
of another? I study how natural selection solves this problem, using a mixture of
theoretical and empirical techniques. I am particularly interested in major transitions
in individuality, in which cooperation between individuals results in the emergence of
new levels of biological adaptation. My current focus is on understanding how these
transitions can occur when they involve cooperation between members of different
species, or mutualisms.
- The evolution of cooperation in mutualisms
- The evolution of sex in endosymbionts
General Areas of Interest
- Social evolution
- Mathematical biology
- Google Scholar profile
Email me at email@example.com or find me at the Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QU