I'm exploring the evolution of life's diversity as a PhD student! My primary research interests bridge both macro- and microevolutionary time spans and seek to further empower our efforts to conserve diversity in anthropogenically altered habitats. At a macroevolutionary level, I am eager to understand why some lineages are more or less diverse than others. At a microevolutionary level, my research is centered on the evolution of intraspecific phenotypic variations and short term changes in genetic diversity and population structure. At the interface, I am ultimately interested in exploring whether evolutionary history is any indication of the capacity for short term adaptive responses. I have worked with a wide variety of taxa on several continents, and many of these projects have had direct impacts on the conservation of these organisms. It is my goal to continue engaging in research that directly contributes to the well-being of biodiversity and the conservation of its evolutionary heritage.
Please enjoy perusing this site and learning more about my research experience, adventures in natural history collections, fieldwork, and what we can all do to empower ourselves in the exciting realm of science communication.