Broadly speaking, research in our lab focuses on understanding how species interactions structure aquatic communities and influence ecosystem function. Much of our research focuses on empirically testing the behavioral mechanisms driving species interactions in order to test and refine ecological theory. Biological invasions have provided an exciting model system because the interactions between native and exotic species often reflect current ecological processes. Yet, at the same time native and exotic species are under strong selection pressures to evolve in response to a rapidly changing environment. Within this context, we aim to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes of species interactions for making prescriptive predictions regarding how anthropogenically-driven changes in biodiversity alter key ecological processes.