Research Interests
My main research area comprises the ecology, evolution, systematics and behaviour of mites (Arachnida: Acari). Within this fascinating and diverse subclass there are three groups in which I am most interested: aquatic mites, soil mites, and feather mites. My theoretical research areas include the community ecology of freshwater and soil invertebrates, determinants of biodiversity, co-evolution of hosts and symbionts, and both macro- and microevolutionary aspects of sexual selection.

Current Projects
Determinants of feather mite diversity.
Host-associations of Albertan feather mites.
Evolution of colouration in water mites.
Sexual selection and diversification in mites.