Santiago Claramunt Tammaro
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences,
Louisiana State University
American Museum of Natural History
I am an evolutionary biologist studying the process of diversification using macroevolutionary approaches. In particular, I study how fundamental mechanisms such as speciation, extinction, phenotypic evolution, and dispersal generate patterns of avian biodiversity over large temporal and geographic sales. I analyze molecular, phenotypic, and environmental data using phylogenetic and comparative methods to study the tempo and mode of bird evolution. My work is highly integrative and aims for the unification of evolutionary and ecological theories of biodiversity.