I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Southeastern Louisiana University, working with Dr. April Wright.
I work on the application and development of phylogenetic methods for use in analyses with a large proportion of fossils.
I am interested in the diversification of vertebrates in response to mass extinction events. I ask questions regarding the geographic and temporal distribution of extinct animals, as well as how their representative communities change and evolve. To explore these questions, I utilize the concept of the adaptive landscape, along with phylogenies and high dimensional data of morphologies, often using teeth.
Excavating fossils in Argentina with the best crew: Yanina Ejarque, Cecilia Apaldetti, Gonza Gonzales, Diego Abelin, Brenen Wynd (Left to right)
Photo credit: Ricardo Martinez