Our research is at the interface between ecology and evolutionary biology, with a solid theoretical foundation and a strong empirical connection. We are interested in how natural and sexual selection shapes phenotypic and genetic variation and covariation in natural populations of organisms.
We combine field and laboratory experiments with molecular and population genetic approaches and theoretical analyses. Although we are increasingly using molecular techniques in our research, we are not molecular ecologists but use these tools to answer general questions in evolutionary ecology. Likewise, although we strive to connect our work to ecological and evolutionary theory, our goal is test models empirically, preferably in natural settings.