I’m broadly interested in the evolution of plant morphology and function, especially in climatically extreme environments. I take a whole-plant perspective, applying data from ecophysiology, morphology, and niche-modelling approaches to try to understand how evolutionary change is integrated at the level of the organism. I’m particularly interested in the question of why some plant lineages show extensive morphological and ecological lability, while others seem to stick with the tried-and-true. My current project looks at trait evolution and community assembly in high-altitude environments of the Andes mountains.
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