Current Research- Marine Biogeography

In 2013, I joined the research group of Dr. Joshua Drew in The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia. Our lab is broadly interested in the evolution and conservation of marine biodiversity, with an emphasis on fishes of the Indo-West Pacific.

Specifically,  my work centers on the diversity of wrasses (family Labridae) from Papua New Guinea out east to Fiji. I want to know how and why fish disperse across our planet in space and time, how coral reefs have become so ludicrously, gloriously diverse, and how we can change the predominantly exploitative relationship between humans and our environment.

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