Wesleyan portrait of Riley Morgan Anderson

Riley Morgan Anderson

Graduate Student, BIOL-PHD


rmanderson@wesleyan.edu

BS University Of Nevada Reno

Riley Morgan Anderson

My research interests focus on the ecology and evolution of tri-trophic interactions. My methodological approach emphasizes observational and experimental components that consider complex direct and indirect (both trophic and non-trophic) interactions across whole communities.

Currently, I am investigating the indirect role that sap-feeding insects (Membracidae & Coccidae: Hemiptera) may play in modulating the resource-driven and predation-driven mechanisms that shape caterpillar populations.

Additionally, I enjoy learning new statistical approaches to analyzing complex datasets and programming in R.