Natural History Collections • Population Genomic Structure • Species Interactions • Sonoran Desert
I am an evolutionary ecologist tackling fundamental questions at the intersection of ecology and evolution with a diverse methodological toolbox. In particular, my work connects ecological processes to the generation and maintenance of genetic and genomic variation. My research program employs two complementary perspectives to address long-standing questions about the role of ecology in adaptation and speciation:
- How can we predict population genetic patterns from ecological processes observed in the field?
- How can we infer the importance of ecological processes from population genomic patterns?
research key-words: spatiotemporal population genomic structure, host-associated differentiation, mutualism, parasitic plants, evolutionary ecology of desert systems, natural history collections