About me

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I am now an assistant professor at Rutgers University, appointed in the Department of Biology & the Center for Computational and Integrative Biology. Check my new lab web site 

I am an ecologist interested in the interactions among organisms, communities and ecosystems with a focus on ecosystem processes (i.e., stocks and fluxes of energy and matter). My research seeks to understand how the supply, flux, and allocation of energy and matter constrain the structure and dynamics of ecological systems (i.e., food webs and ecosystems). Until December 2014, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Zoology and the Biodiversity Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, Canada. I completed my Ph.D. at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where I examined the role of nutrient inputs from fog on the structure and functioning of coastal desert ecosystems. 

                                                                                                                                                          Check out my photos on Flickr