Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Toronto & Royal Ontario Museum studying growth dynamics and ecology in living and extinct cats. I am an advocate for science communication and diversity and equity in science. Click on the links above to find out more!
My research interests cover four broad areas:
Understanding the phylogeny, taxonomy, and ecology of a group of carnivorous mammals, Feliformia. This is the clade that includes cats and their closest relatives
Understanding how feliforms and other mammals responded to past environmental change
Using ecological information to help us plan for current and future environmental change
Improving & understanding the limitations of the methods we use to determine ecology in the historical and fossil record
Interested to know what has my attention these days? Feel free to check out what I’m reading on my #365papers repository.
The wonderful Smilodon bust pictured above was made by Garfield Minott.