I am interested in the biogeography of dune
endemic insects in desert regions of North America. I hope to use comparative
phylogeographic methods to understand the relationships of these areas.
My focal taxa include the giant flower-loving flies Rhaphiomidas
(Mydidae), sand-treader crickets Macrobaenetes/Ammobaenetes
and sand dune weevils Trigonoscuta. I also have a keen interest in
the biogeography of Mexico..