As a community ecologist, my research primarily concerns interactions among micro-organisms and their plant hosts. I use experiments and genome sequencing to investigate how plant-associated microbes impact their host's performance and interactions with other community members. I also have interests in succession dynamics, coexistence theory, experimental evolution, and machine learning. My study systems of choice are aquatic and carnivorous plants, and environmental bacterial isolates.

In July, I’m starting 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]