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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

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Brenen M. Wynd

Evolutionary Biologist
Vertebrate Paleontologist