I am an evolutionary biologist who is interested in evolutionary theory, morphometrics and paleobiology, particularly regarding conceptualizing organismal variation and exploring plasticity-led evolution. Currently I’m working with the Kemp Lab at the University of Texas at Austin studying the morphological variation and evolutionary radiation of the Anolis lizards.
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 with the Uller Lab at Lund University where I worked on Anolis lizards, mapping their morphological variation in order to understand potential underlying developmental bias and consequent plasticity-led evolution.