For my dissertation I hope to use genetic data to test hypotheses about modes of speciation and thermal adaptation in Anolis lizards from the Greater Antilles. I became interested in thermal adaptation during my undergraduate thesis when I studied the ecology of two Emoia skinks from Tahiti, French Polynesia. More to come...!
B.A. University of California, Berkeley 2008
I am a first year student at University of Washington interested in the evolutionary ecology of reptiles and amphibians. After undergrad I conducted field work in Tahiti, French Polynesia studying two Emoia skinks and became interested in thermal ecology of lizards. More recently, I worked on Barro Colorado Island, Panamá and studied predator prey dynamics of birds and a polymorphic leaf little toad. This experience confirmed that I am color-blind, so, back to thermal ecology for my dissertation!