Middle America as an evolutionary aquatic laboratory

My research program uses integrative and interdisciplinary approaches to test hypotheses about the origin, diversity, and distribution of Neotropical fishes across broad temporal, spatial, and taxonomic scales. Most of my work focuses on freshwater fishes in Mexico and Central America, where the dynamic, complex geology and hydrology make this region a perfect evolutionary laboratory. 

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New species of killifish from Mexico!

Colleagues and I have just described a new species of killifish in the genus Profundulus from Oaxaca, Mexico named in honor of Smithsonian ichthyologist Dr. Lynne Parenti. The paper is published in Copeia.