Vertebrate palaeontology and evolution, macroevolutionary patterns, phylogenetic comparative methods, avian anatomy
Teaching Fellow, Vertebrate Palaeobiology
|Teaching Fellow||K. Lonsdale Building, G02|
GEOL0015 Maps, Images and Structures (field course contributor)
I am an evolutionary biologist with expertise in avian skeletal anatomy and the development of quantitative phylogenetic comparative methods in R. My focal area has been investigating evolutionary mode in the largest radiation of living birds, the passerines. Specifically, I characterise skeletal variation in passerine birds that can then be used to infer the evolutionary relationships of passerine fossils, as well as be subject to quantitative macroevolutionary analyses to assess convergent evolution and morphological diversification among passerines.