I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University. In my lab we study the evolution of ecology, morphology, and performance, primarily in amphibians and reptiles. This research answers questions about evolution at or above the species level by using phylogenetic comparative analyses and statistical modeling. We analyze many types of data, including phylogenetic, biogeographic, whole-organism performance (e.g., jumping, swimming), morphological, and ecological data. We usually collect these data in the field or from museum specimens, but we also conduct large-scale analyses of previously published data. Please look at "Research" and "Fieldwork" for more in-depth information about the research we do.