My research interests focus on how sexual
differences in floral traits have evolved, how they are maintained, and how they affect flower visitors including pollinators, florivores and nectar microbes.(20min. talk at a symposium https://youtu.be/gozksIrpFUo)
I am studying Eurya japonica
flowers, which exhibit different morphologies and chemical defense strategies between females and males.
My doctoral research investigated the
adaptation and evolution of florivorous geometrid moths on E. japonica. This revealed female flowers are lethal for moth larvae whose host is male flowers, and also that mother moths
have evolved adaptive oviposition preferences for male flowers.