Publications

Coral reef fishes constitute one of the most diverse assemblages of vertebrates on the planet. Color patterns are known to serve a number of functions including intra- and inter-specific signaling, camouflage, mimicry, and defense…
Integrative and Comparative Biology,2019

Nacre, the iridescent outer lining of pearls and inner lining of many mollusk shells, is composed of periodic, parallel, organic sheets alternating with aragonite (CaCO3) tablet layers…
Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters,2017

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Projects

Color pattern evolution in butterflyfishes

A comparative analysis of color pattern across a family of reef fishes

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