Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Research Interests: Paleontology (Vertebrate & Invertebrate), Paleobiology, Phylogenetic Systematics, Macroevolution, Paleoecology
I study the early evolution of nektic (active, swimming) organisms in the Early - Mid Paleozoic (~541 - 359 Ma) with an emphasis on “nautiloid” cephalopods and pan-gnathostome fishes (“ostracoderms” and “placoderms”). This involves the construction of a comprehensive pan-cephalopod phylogeny, the expansion and refinement of existing “placoderm” and “ostracoderm” phylogenies, field work in the Silurian Cunningham Creek locality (New Brunswick, Canada), and biodiversity compilations.
Advisory Committee: Prof. Derek E. G. Briggs (PI), Prof. Jacques Gauthier, Prof. Pincelli Hull, Prof. Bhart-Anjan Bhullar