I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Biological Interactions Lab of the University of Stellenbosch, working with Allan Ellis and Tony Verboom. My work  addresses how plant size influences speciation and diversification rates, with a focus on dwarf succulents from the Succulent Karoo region of South Africa.

Before that, I have worked on the evolution of the Alpine flora, studying both the evolution of climatic niches and the drivers of speciation in alpine plants.

In addition to these empirical aspects, my work also has a strong methodological component. I develop models for the evolution of continuous traits on phylogenies, as well as the associated inference methods for empirical datasets.
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