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We study biodiversity! 

Our studies focus on integrate evolutionary and ecological approaches to understand biodiversity patterns and how geological and climatic events have shaped these patterns over time. We investigate these subjects on global, regional and local scales by integrating species distribution datasets, phylogenies, traits and environmental data, using mostly Neotropical reptiles and amphibians as models.


We also seek to combine taxonomy, systematics, morphology, animal behavior and natural history studies in herpetology to improve data quality in biodiversity and conservation research. 


Our projects integrates fieldwork and natural history collections data, remote sensing, biodiversity informatics, and modeling approaches.

We are united by scientific interests, but also committed to facilitating and promoting successful careers for all lab members. We support diversity through cultivating an inclusive and collaborative work environment promoting well-being while doing science.

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