Other Research Interests

The genetics of speciation, island endemism, the theory of island biogeography, plant-seabird interactions, plant taxonomy, digitizing museum collections, and phylogenetic beta diversity describe my primary research interests. 

I'm also committed to the long, slow, process of improving my computer literacy.  I would greatly enjoy being more proficient with Perl, R, and Java.

I greatly enjoy teaching and teaching philosophy -  I'm currently trying my hand at using inquiry-based activities for teaching difficult concepts, and spaced repetition learning for vocabulary (using Anki among other things).   

I'm learning more every day and will keep adding to this list!