I’m interested in diversity, describing its distribution and forces that shape it. In my research I use and develop tools from systematics, evolutionary genetics and ecology to try to understand historical and contemporary forces that influence patterns of species diversity and patterns of genetic diversity within species.
I am an administrator/contributor at the group blog Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!, which covers new research in the fields of Evolution and Ecology. Check it out! Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
I’m married to Sarah Hird, an Assistant Professor in MCB here at UConn. We have two young sons, and a dog who, while enthusiastic about the food mess, is overall kind of nonplussed about the whole kid thing.
University of Connnecticut
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
91 North Eagleville Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269
My wife, a postdoc in the Genome Center at U.C. Davis, Sarah M. Hird
Ph.D institution, LSU. Geaux Tigers!
The group blog I administer/contribute to: Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!
The Boston University Tropical Ecology Program, a fantastic experience that really fired up my interest in evolution and ecology as an undergrad.
My flickr photostream.