My research is focused on two main broad areas:
- Evolutionary biology (particularly phenotypic evolution)
- Geometric morphometric methods
I tend to have a combined methodological and biological perspective in my research because I believe that understanding – and improving, when possible – the tools we use is important to use them to the fullest, and to understand their limits.
Below, some of the themes I’ve been touching on in my research.
Using Midas cichlid fish as a model system
Methods to study modularity
How can we test whether levels of modularity changes between groups of organisms?
Clinal phenotypic evolution in the presence of gene flow
Using a widespread marine fish species as a model
Measurement error in geometric morphometrics
How much non-biological, artefactual, variation is introduced in geometric morphometric analyses, and what are its consequences?
Dating the evolutionary history of important groups of organisms
Particularly, Placental mammal evolution
Evolutionary consequences of phenotypic integration
How do the non-independence of different parts of an organism affect the evolutionary process?