Overview & Contact Info
I am a palaeontologist 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. My postdoctoral research focuses on identifying and testing sources of variability in several osteohistological proxies for growth/metabolism in theropods.
I can be contacted via my email address below. I also maintain Twitter and Instagram accounts for science outreach purposes, and a Flickr account for hosting my photos.
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.