Welcome!

Welcome to my new site! I’m an early career researcher currently working on my PhD in New Zealand at the University of Auckland. Using behavioural, morphological, and physiological approaches, I am exploring the evolution of extreme weaponry and sexual selection in male NZ harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Neopilionidae).

I completed my MSc at the University of Florida where I did two separate projects on foraging specialization in mud dauber wasps (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) and jumping spiders (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). Check out my Research to learn more!

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A female¬†Opisthoncus polyphemus, the “cyclops jumper” or “polkadot jumper” collected in Auckland, New Zealand.

Follow my adventures and check back often for research updates and new photography.

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