I study the drivers and consequences of functional trait variation in lizards. My research yields insight into human-driven variation in lizard behavioral, morphological, physiological, and performance traits. My field research in Southern Europe, the West Indies, East Africa, and North America makes use of large-scale natural experiments and direct manipulative studies. I also work with 3D analysis techniques on modern and zooarchaeological museum collections. I seek to understand how human land use is redirecting the evolutionary trajectory of lizard populations and broader dynamics of ecological communities. I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with Dr. Jonathan Losos and at the Paris Natural History Museum working with Dr. Anthony Herrel. I finished my PhD in 2016 with Dr. Oswald Schmitz at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Read more about ongoing research projects in the pull down menu, or find out what I’m up to on my blog.