As a community ecologist, my research primarily concerns interactions among micro-organisms and their plant hosts. Using experiments, mathematical models, and genome sequencing, I investigate how plant-associated microbes impact their host's performance and interactions with other community members. I also continue to work on empirical applications to modern coexistence theory, stable isotope ecology, experimental evolution, and machine learning. My study systems of choice are aquatic and carnivorous plants, and environmental bacterial isolates. However, as a natural history enthusiast, I’m happy to work on whichever taxonomic group is most useful for addressing a particular research problem.

In July 2019, I started a gig as a Huxley Faculty Fellow and USDA NIFA Fellow in the BioSciences department at Rice University. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaborating!

Contact information

email: dave.armitage[at]