Postdoctoral Researcher

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Research Areas

Theoretical community and evolutionary ecology; spatial ecology and metacommunity theory, particularly as it is applies to food web assembly, meta-ecosystem theory, and  host-pathogen/host-symbiont interactions.


  • PhD from McGill University

Selected Publications:

  • Pillai, P., Gonzalez, A., and Loreau, M. (2012). Evolution of dispersal in a predator-prey metacommunity. The American Naturalist. 179: 204-216
  • Pillai, P., Gonzalez, A., and Loreau, M. (2011). Metacommunity theory explains the emergence of food web complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108: 19293-19298