Who am I?
I am a Colombian plant systematist and evolutionary biologist investigating the impact of landscape change on the evolution of Neotropical plants. I practice EXTREME BOTANY by focusing my studies in plants living in aquatic ecosystems like river-rapids and waterfalls. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Lagomarsino lab at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Research interests and goals
My research relies on my field work experiences and information stored in herbaria.
I incorporate genomic, morphological, and anatomical data with modern analytical tools to investigate macroevolutionary patterns and the evolutionary processes that underlie such patterns at the population level.
AQUATIC PLANTS ROCK and they are central to my work. As a plant systematist whose research is question driven, I am using the skills that I gained studying aquatic plants to delve into the evolutionary history of other groups of Andean plants and investigating the interesting stories they have for us.