Our work entails theoretical, computational, and applied phylogenetics, biogeography, phylogeography, and population genetics. Empirically, we tend to focus on natural populations of reptiles and amphibians, but also work with systems ranging from viruses to plants.

The Phyletica Lab is broadly interested in understanding how and why there are so many species on our planet.

Research: Interested in developing phylogenetic methods and applying them to data from natural populations to test hypotheses about processes of diversification.

Generally, we are interested in using the shared ancestry inherent to all life to:

  1. Learn about evolutionary history,
  2. Better understand the processes that generate biological diversity, and
  3. Analyze biological data within a coherent framework that accounts for shared ancestry.
Biological Science
PhD, University of Kansas, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2013
MS, Louisiana State University, Biological Sciences, 2007
BS, University of Wiscons Oshkosh, Biology, 2004