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My research interests are driven by the diversity of life, in particular among marine invertebrates of the Indo-Pacific. I seek to understand how diversity is generated and maintained. To achieve this goal, I use a variety of methods and work at various spatial and temporal scales.

I recently completed my PhD in Zoology at the University of Florida. I investigated species limits and cryptic diversity in sea cucumbers. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher for iDigBio where I am facilitating the use of biodiversity through better data management practices, and data analysis training. I am also a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida where I teach: R programming for biologists. I am a certified Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructor.

Part of my research is also devoted in the development of open-source software to store, manage and analyze data associated with biodiversity studies. You can see what I’m currently working on at GitHub.

If you are looking for my CV, it’s here.

I tweet at fmic_.