My research program broadly focuses on the evolution, population genetics, and ecology of (mostly) birds. Although I was trained as an ecologist, I currently use genetic methods (e.g., next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics) derived from both field-based sampling and museum specimens. I started

Camu Camu

In collaboration with Dr. Juan Carlos Castro Gomez and La Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (Iquitos, Perú) I have been studying various aspect of the tropical fruit shrub camu camu (Myrciaria dubia). Camu camu is a common Amazonian shrub of oxbow lakes that is