Through fieldwork and specimen collection, my research program focuses on one of the greatest overarching questions in ecology and evolutionary biology, “what generates and maintains biodiversity”? I address this question by scaling from the organization of a single organism’s genome to community level processes with a focus on species and phenotypic diversity within reptiles and amphibians. Thus, I draw from numerous fields within the biological sciences; for example my work spans population genetics, phylogenomics, and comparative genomics. Natural history museum collections-based studies are central to my research program and my current projects span multiple zoogeographic regions, with a strong focus on the Western Hemisphere.
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