My major scientific curiosity is how biodiversity is shaped by environmental change. This question has never been more relevant. While climate change is slated to have devastating impacts on biodiversity, it also offers us the opportunity to witness first-hand how the environment directs ecological and evolutionary processes, increasing our understanding of the patterns of life. My research addresses a range of questions around this central theme, with projects spanning population-level processes to macroevolutionary patterns, including studies of molecular ecology, genomics, diversification dynamics, speciation, adaptation, and biogeography. I mostly work on birds.
I recently started as a principal investigator in the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. If your research interests align with mine and you would like to join the Younger Lab, please get in touch.
Find my CV here.