About me

I’m interested in understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes that maintain biodiversity and the effect that global change is having on these processes.

I’m currently a Banting and Biodiversity Postdoc at UBC, where I’m working with Sally Otto, Mary O’Connor and Rachel Germain to conduct experiments that test the effect of temperature on eco-evolutionary dynamics.

Before that I was a postdoc in Jonathan Levines group at Princeton, where I used field experiments with fruit flies to understand species’ rapid evolutionary responses to competition and climate.

During my PhD with Ben Gilbert at the University of Toronto, I used the insects that specialize on milkweed plants to look at the effects of climate change on species that live in patchy habitats. 

Check me out on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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tessgrainger(at)gmail.com

Biodiversity Research Centre

University of British Columbia

2212 Main Mall

Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2