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Thanks for visiting! I am fascinated by morphological and behavioral diversity and my research aims to understand the selective pressures that drive (and constrain) this variation. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Syracuse University studying reproductive evolution in fruit flies. Previously, I have studied mate choice in fiddler crabs, post-mating sexual selection in horned dung beetles, and the form and function of horns in giant rhinoceros beetles (to name just a few). Although I consider myself first and foremost an evolutionary biologist, my research integrates tools from diverse disciplines, including behavioral ecology, functional morphology, physiology, biomechanics, and molecular biology.

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