I am an evolutionary biologist that is broadly interested in cataloging and quantifying biodiversity and understanding the forces that drive biodiversity. My more targeted areas of work include phylogenetics, computational biology / bioinformatics, evolutionary ecology and phylogeography. I am interested in empirical and applied study systems, as well as methods and models to make our understanding of those processes more accurate. While my main groups of interest are turtles and fish, I have worked on many other empirical systems including invertebrates, plants and microbes.