I'm an evolutionary biologist whose work supports conservation initiatives in the tropics. I combine genomic and spatial methods to identify unique populations of threatened species. I also investigate how these populations have adapted to their environment and which environmental features drove this adaptation. Identifying the landscapes that generate biodiversity helps us allocate limited conservation resources to important areas. Conserving adaptive capacity to respond to future pressures is critical to species' long-term survival.
I am committed to supporting diverse scientists and the advancement of African scientists at all career levels. You can read more about my work and my philosophy in my interview with the Lemur Conservation Network: On the Ground in Madagascar with Jen Tinsman.