Graduate Student, Looy Lab
In summation, I am most interested in plant evolution, ecology, and earth system science. For >500 million years, plants have played a pivotal role in Earth’s history. The fossil record has proved a useful tool in studying the Earth’s historical record, including the biota (plants), their habitat, and ecology. I am interested in combining morphology, fossils, molecular phylogenetics, and comparative phylogenetic methods to better understand macroevolutionary relationships and patterns in plants in relation to their environment. In addition, I am interested in studying plant response to environmental change in the geologic past as an analogue to future climate change.