I am Abdel Halloway, an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology currently at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Plant Biology under the supervision of Dr. Katy Heath and Dr. Gordon McNickle (Purdue University). I study the interface of ecology and evolution, particularly biodiversity and the structure of ecological communities, through the use of theory and mathematics. My main method of choice is evolutionary game theory, specifically the eco-evolutionary framework known as G-functions. Currently, I am studying the evolution of mutualism using the legume-rhizobia mutualism as a study system. Other work I am interested in the link between adaptations and biogeography, fundamental evolutionary dynamics, social dynamics, macroevolution, and others.
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