Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT 06511
I am interested in vertebrate evolution and mechanisms behind morphological change through deep time. Whales tend to be a great model for exploration of these concepts in paleontology and biology because they have secondarily transitioned to a fully aquatic lifestyle.
I mainly use high-resolution X-ray computed tomography to explore the evolution and variation in whale anatomy. I also employ modern phylogenetic techniques to reconstruct phylogenies and explore the ancestral states of whales and other organisms.
Other interests include myology, ontogeny, evolution of development, ornithology, and extant and fossil field work.