I am an evolutionary biologist who integrates molecular, morphological, behavioral, and ecological data into a comparative phylogenetic framework to understand the insect tree of life.
I aim to address key questions in the evolution of insect diversity, including:
- What are the relationships within the insect tree of life?
- Why are some lineages more diverse than others?
- How have host-parasitoid and plant-insect interactions influenced trait and lineage diversification?
By using phylogenomics to establish evolutionary hypotheses, my integrative approach seeks to understand how biotic and abiotic factors have shaped and influenced patterns of biodiversity.
phylogenetics, macroevolution, Diptera, Hymenoptera, historical biogeography, diversification