Integrative evolutionary biology of livebearing fishes
My research focuses on understanding the evolutionary consequences of variable environments, primarily in fishes. I integrate ecological, physiological, genetic, and behavioral approaches to address the following questions: How does environmental variation maintain evolutionary potential (i.e., genetic variation) within populations? What are the environmental drivers and mechanisms of adaptive divergence between populations/species? How do these same environmental drivers influence diversification at macroevolutionary scales?
June 2017 - Honored to be an invited speaker in a spotlight session at Evolution in Portland, OR sponsored by the American Society of Naturalists AND New paper on sex-specific evolution of body shape and species diversification is in press at Nature Ecology and Evolution!