Welcome! I am a PhD candidate at the University of Florida and Florida Museum of Natural History working in the lab of Dr. David Blackburn. I study amphibians and reptiles to better understand the evolutionary processes that generate morphological and ecological diversity. These data are collected in the field, in the lab, and in museum collections.
My dissertation research is focused on: (1) the evolution of skull shape diversity and hyperossification [increased mineralization] across all living frogs, (2) the phylogenomics of Hemiphractidae [the marsupial frogs of Central and South America], and (3) the diversification of life history & phenotypic traits in Gastrotheca. Interested in learning more? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!