I’m an evolutionary biologist whose primary focus so far has been the study of plasticity-led evolution. I am also interested in paleobiology, morphometrics and evolutionary theory, particularly regarding conceptualizing organismal variation.
I completed my masters and PhD at Uppsala University. For my master’s degree I worked with stem and crown group dynamics. During my PhD I developed and employed morphometric methods to quantify and analyse morphological variation in the fossil record in order to approach evolutionary concepts such as speciation, genetic canalization, genetic assimilation and plasticity-led evolution in a palaeontological context. I worked with Cambrian trilobite-like arthropods and helcionelloid molluscs.
I spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Lund University where I worked with Anolis lizards, mapping their morphological variation in order to understand potential underlying developmental bias and consequent plasticity-led evolution.