I am a theoretical evolutionary ecologist with a particular interest in the eco-evolutionary dynamics of spatially structured populations. I have worked on the evolution of helping behaviours and host-parasite interactions. As a child, I was captivated by systematics, perhaps because it helped to bring order to the bewildering diversity of life that I found so fascinating. The American Naturalist, with its strong emphasis on conceptual unification, embraces this tension between realism and abstraction. As a society-based and not-for-profit publication, it occupies a special and reassuring niche in the increasingly unstable ecosystem of scientific journals.
Associate Editor, The American Naturalist
CNRS Researcher, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Montpellier, France