San Martín, Colombia
I am currently a PhD candidate in the Strömberg Lab in the Department of Biology at University of Washington.
I am interested in exploring how the fossil record can inform about plant and ecosystem evolution.
For my dissertation, I use phytoliths - microscopic plant silica bodies preserved in ancient sediments - to reconstruct how vegetation structure is entangled with climate in the fossil record.
I combine Paleobotanical and modern research tools in order to use the present to inform the past and vice versa.
I am also interested in early angiosperm evolution, and leaf ecophysiological traits.