Research Interests

My research comprises several taxa including (click for more info):

I work extensively at the alpha-taxonomic level revising genera and species groups, and I also conduct higher-taxonomic phylogenetic work using cladistic analyses of morphological and molecular data to improve classifications and examine evolutionary scenarios.

I enjoy acquiring, describing and analyzing morphological data best, but I am also interested in getting high-quality molecular data, especially nuclear protein-coding genes.

My preferred analytical method is cladistic parsimony, but I also use model-based approaches, such as likelihood and Bayesian methods, to explore general features of my data that could lead to poorly-supported phylogenetic conclusions.