My research focuses on modeling the diversification of species and traits at a macroevolutionary scale. I am particularly interested in how we can use information on the phylogenetic relationships among species to infer how present-day biodiversity has arisen over time and ask:
- How and why do lineages and traits diversify?
- What are the consequences of varying tempo and mode of lineage and trait evolution for temporal and spatial patterns of diversity?
My works make frequent use of natural history museum collections.