I am a PhD student studying community ecology at Stanford University working with Dr. Fiorenza Micheli at the Hopkins Marine Station. Overall, I’m interested in how ecological communities are formed, maintained and disassembled in a constantly changing world. I’m especially interested in how trophic interactions (e.g., predation, herbivory) structure these communities. I primarily work in marine coastal ecosystems - coral reefs, rocky intertidal - using field experiments, but am interested in evaluating these dynamics through a system agnostic lens while integrating multiple approaches (e.g., observations, experiments, theory).


PhD Biology Stanford University, Current
MSc Biology University of Victoria, 2017
BScH Biology Queen’s University, 2013

Jamie McDevitt-Irwin


I am a PhD student studying community ecology at Stanford University working with Dr. Fiorenza Micheli at the Hopkins Marine Station. Overall, I’m interested in how ecological communities are formed, maintained and disassembled in a constantly changing world. I’m especially interested in how trophic interactions (e.g., predation, herbivory) structure these communities. I primarily work in marine coastal ecosystems - coral reefs, rocky intertidal - using field experiments, but am interested in evaluating these dynamics through a system agnostic lens while integrating multiple approaches (e.g., observations, experiments, theory).


PhD Biology Stanford University, Current
MSc Biology University of Victoria, 2017
BScH Biology Queen’s University, 2013