I am an Assistant Professor at the Center for Mountain Biodiversity in the Biodiversity Section of the Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
I am an evolutionary macroecologist with a broad background in biogeography, phylogenetics, and climate change science. I research how macroevolutionary and macroecological processes interact to generate broad-scale biodiversity patterns. In service of this work, I assemble large datasets from natural history collections and the observations of community scientists. I am also developing new tools to better document and analyze geographic datasets to facilitate repeatable, transparent science. While fishes have been my primary interest since I began my dissertation, I have experience working with butterflies, birds, plants, frogs, triatomine bugs, and a diversity of endo- and ectoparasites. I am mostly driven by a curiosity to see what patterns emerge from large datasets, and how to best infer the evolutionary processes underlying these patterns.
When I'm not in front of my computer, you might find me out hiking or biking with a pair of binoculars and a camera, in the kitchen fermenting something, hula hooping in the park, or on the balcony with a book.