All Neotropical biomes, but emphasis on Amazonia and the Andes
I am puzzled by the outstanding species richness in the Neotropics. To identify potential causes for diversification in the region, I attempt to reconstruct the place, time and conditions under which biotic radiations have taken place.
I am especially interested in combining recent insights and techniques from several fields of knowledge: botany and zoology; palaeontology, geology and molecular phylogenetics; ecology and systematics. I believe that only by combining evidence from each of these disciplines will we truly understand the origins and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity.
I am more driven by interesting research questions than particular taxonomic groups.