|Evolution and Systematics|
The consequences of lipid restructuring on the susceptibility of biological membranes to lipid peroxidation, and a collaborative study of mitochondrial form, function, and thermotolerance in Antarctic fishes.
The patterns and processes that underlie the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, with a focus on amphibians, reptiles, and odonates.
Comparative methods, ecomorphology, evolution of locomotor performance, elective significance of locomotor performance in lizards and birds.
Phylogenetic systematics, vertebrate paleontology, comparative and functional anatomy, zoogeography, evolutionary biology and herpetology.
The role that female mating preferences and alternative male mating tactics play in the evolution of diverse behaviors, morphologies and new species in swordtail fishes.
Integration of morphological, biomechanical, functional, and developmental analyses to study how ontogeny, ecology, and phylogeny affect vertebrate design and function.
Investigating the evolution of life history traits and the conservation biology of long-lived organisms.
Evaluation of the distribution of variation among populations of freshwater fishes and the relative roles of vicariance, dispersal, and contemporary gene flow in that distribution.
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