I am a Colombian Botanist and evolutionary biologist investigating the impact of landscape change on the evolution of tropical plants. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Lagomarsino lab at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Most of the research questions that I formulate are based on my field work experiences and I enjoy collecting plants as much as I like working in the lab and analyzing data.
I use genomic, morphological and anatomical data to test hypotheses. I am interested in both macroevolutionary patterns, as well as in the evolutionary processes that underlie such patterns at the population level.
As an early career botanist 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 plants and investigating the interesting stories they have for us. That said... AQUATIC PLANTS ROCK!