One of the oldest challenges in ecology is to understand the processes that underpin the composition of communities. Unravelling the complexities of the distribution, abundances and interactions between species requires novel approaches. Together with taxonomy, ecological experiments and observations, we develop mathematical and statistical approaches for integrating different facets (traits, phylogeny, systematics, dynamics) of species interactions and biodiversity.
Harriet studied Biology at Oxford Brookes University before joining Oxford University in September 2014. Her DPhil explored how tropical forest plant communities may be structured through enemy-mediated indirect interactions such as apparent competition and apparent mutualism.