Some of my research has been ongoing for several years (turtles) and other is relatively new (mammals). Feel free to contact me regarding questions or collaborations.
The mechanisms controlling the development and evolution of Schmelzmuster in microtine rodents.
Shifts in the biogeographic distribution and population genetic structure in the past and present of microtine rodents in western North America.
Biochronology and biostratigraphy of Microtine rodents.
Mammalian tongue evolution.
Evolution of the mid-carpal region in the hands of marsupials.
Evolutionary morphology and phylogenetic systematics of fossil and extant testudinoid turtles.
Biogeographic distributions and ecological limitations of extant turtles.
Integrative Evolutionary Landscapes: A model for the investigation of selection and direction of evolution of clades based on morphospace occupation, ecology, and development.
Understanding the mechanisms of odontogenesis and patterning in non-mammalian vertebrates
With a little help from my friends...
Research in natural history is a fundamentally collaborative world. I engage regularly with collaborators and most of my research questions involve collaboration. Find below a list of my collaborators and what projects they are contributing to.