Research focuses on evolutionary and physiological mechanisms that enable organisms to invade new environments
- Evolutionary genetics
- Invasive species
- Comparative physiology
- Functional evolutionary genomics
- Adviser on invasive species to National Science Foundation Research Coordinated Network, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, etc.
- Author of reviews for Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Invasive Species Encyclopedia, Evolutionary Applications, etc.
- Associate editor, Evolutionary Applications