My research interests lie at the interface of limnology, palaeoecology and biogeography on questions related to how dynamics between biotic communities and their physical environment evolve through time. I’m fascinated in using diatoms to answer these questions, because of their widespread geographical distributions, long temporal range, and sensitivity to natural and anthropogenic stressors. As a biologist and environmental scientist by training, I’m also motivated by fundamental and applied questions of socio-ecological systems. I’m deeply interested in fostering open data and team science to catalyze collaborations for tackling complex (paleo)ecological questions.