Welcome to the Fins and Limbs Lab!
My research applies biomechanics and physiology as explanatory tools to address the origins and maintenance of biodiversity. Specifically, I integrate physics and engineering with anatomy to study the performance of biological systems in response to the physical demands placed by the environment. How physiological features of the musculoskeletal system drives whole-organismal performance can then be used to answer fundamental questions in ecology and evolution. Fishes have been an important study system in my research due to their impressive diversity, but my research is driven by the scientific question.
I employ interdisciplinary approaches that utilize theoretical and empirical methods, both in the lab and in the field, including:
If you are also eager to answer questions that help explain how phenotypic diversity can drive biodiversity, perhaps consider joining the lab!
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Hanging out with Eryops at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History!
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