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We study the process of diversification using phylogenetic and macroevolutionary approaches. We study how speciation, extinction, phenotypic evolution, dispersal and ecological factors generate patterns of avian biodiversity over large temporal and geographic sales. We analyze molecular, phenotypic, and environmental data using phylogenetic and comparative methods to study the tempo and mode of bird evolution. Our work is highly integrative and aims for the unification of evolutionary and ecological theories of biodiversity.

Formicarius rufipectus, Mindo, Ecuador
Formicarius rufipectus, Mindo, Ecuador


Contact information:

Santiago Claramunt

Associate Curator, Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum100 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6, CANADA

1(416) 586-5520
sclaramunt [a] rom.on.ca