I am a molecular ecologist fascinated about natural history and exploratory research. My main interests are in evolution and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. My research is typically based on molecular approaches such as riverscape and seascape genetics, phylogeography, conservation and restoration genetics, phylogenetics and ecological genomics. It illustrates how natural historians can contribute to our understanding of evolution and ecology and stimulate public interest about the importance of conserving biodiversity. A large component of the work carried out in my research group combines information from genetics, genomics and Earth sciences to understand the origins and evolutionary trajectories of populations and to inform conservation management.