Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


I have always been interested in rocks and fossils, although when I was growing up I mostly collected trilobites, brachiopods, and other marine invertebrates. I became interested in fossil plants as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Hermann Pfefferkorn on Carboniferous floras from the Canadian Arctic. From there, I did graduate work at the University of Chicago with Kevin Boyce, studying the evolution of reproductive morphology in fossil and living conifers. After my Ph.D., I spent several years at Yale working with Peter Crane in the School of Forestry, as well as with Michael Donoghue in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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