I am a graduate student in Luke Harmon’s lab at the University of Idaho. I am working on my doctorate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and starting to Fall 2012 will be a graduate fellow at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent).
I am broadly interested in the use of phylogenetic trees to investigate patterns in macroevolution and macroecology. My research is more or less focursed (less and less all the time) on the development of methods for the analysis of lineage diversification and trait evolution. I am using these methods to try and better understand the spectacular radiation of angiosperms.