photograph by Rachel Ormiston at the Burke Museum
Latest: Evolutionary time best explains the latitudinal diversity gradient of living freshwater fish diversity
I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.
Why do some groups of organisms have more species than others? Why do some places on Earth, like the Amazon River and Australian coral reefs, have more species than others? The goal of my research is to identify events and processes responsible for present-day patterns in species richness, using phylogenetic comparative methods and the fossil record.
I often work with ray-finned fishes, a highly diverse group containing half of all vertebrate species and spanning marine and freshwater habitats. I also enjoy thinking about other groups!
Contact: emille3 "at" uw.edu
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