What processes lead to the origin and maintenance of biological diversity both within and between species?
This is one of the major recurring questions in biology and is the question that structures my work.
My research connects population genomics, the ecology of species interactions, and mathematical and statistical modeling to shed light on ecological and evolutionary processes. I believe progress in this area requires facility with mathematical abstractions of general principles and intimate knowledge of the natural history of real systems.
I am passionate about Sonoran Desert conservation and advocacy, translating the importance of basic research to the broader community, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds.