Gastropod phylogeny

Resolving gastropod relationships at different levels.

Marine biogeography

Understanding biogeographical patterns, connectivity, and dispersal capacity of marine snails.

Evolution of shell shape

Understanding the evolution of shell shape and changes in morphospace over large geological scales.

Benthic Ecology

Diversity and distribution patterns of marine fauna.


My post in the blog Science in the News about the early divergences in the animal tree of life!

My post in the blog Evo Bites about the evolution of spider groups that produce orb-shaped (circular) webs!

My post in the blog Science in the News about broad relationships in the tree of life!


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Fresh start as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute! Click to learn more.

Presented my work in the ecology seminar series at Unicamp and USP, in Brazil. Fun time seeing great friends! Click for more info.

Gastropod phylogeny and evolution of shell shape at the WCM. Also diving at the beautiful Monterey Bay area. Click for pics!

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