Overview & Contact Info
I am a palaeontologist and am currently working as a postodoctoral research scientist at the Field Museum. My primary research interests are in applying a deep-time perspective to quantitatively testing questions relating to biodiversity and community structure, and understanding the responses of ecosystems and populations to climate/habitat change.
My doctoral research focused on the use of stable isotope analyses and relative-abundance diversity measures to elucidate some of these patterns in vertebrate communities of the Late Cretaceous of Alberta and their modern analogues in southern Louisiana. I am also involved in research on geometric morphometrics and its use as a tool for quantifying intra- and inter-specific morphological variation, theropod taxonomy and evolution, vertebrate osteohistology and its use in assessing growth and development, as well as biostratigraphy and faunal turnovers.
I can be contacted via my email address below. I also maintain Twitter and Instagram accounts for science outreach & communication.
Ph.D. (2013-2017) – Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Thesis supervisor: Dr. David C. Evans
M.Sc. (2010-2012) – Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Thesis supervisors: Dr. Natalia Rybczynski & Dr. Claudia Schröder-Adams
B.Sc. (2006-2010) – Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Honours project supervisors: Dr. Michael Ryan & Dr. Claudia Schröder-Adams
My CV is available below. The various tabs on this site act as an abbreviated version of the information contained within the CV.