She is particularly interested in understanding shared patterns and potential causal factors in the evolution of living bird lineages.
Her lab seeks new data to inform how avian diversity and distributions have changed across their deep histories. International collaborations and fieldwork (e.g., in Peru, New Zealand, Antarctica, Mongolia and China) provide new fossil data to approach these questions. She received a BA from Brown University and a PhD from Yale University.
Areas of Expertise for Media Contacts: The evolution of birds, flight, systematic paleontology, evolution of morphology, dinosaurs
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