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Miriam Zelditch

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Dr. Miriam Zelditch

Associate Research Scientist
Museum of Paleontology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, USA


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I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the relationship between diversification and morphological evolution.  The geographic landscape is central to theories of diversification, and the adaptive landscape is equally central to theories of adaptive evolution, so integrating these two landscapes promises a general theory for the generation and maintenance of diversity of both species and their morphologies. I use models of adaptive evolution, combined with geographic distributions of species and their morphologies, to analyze the relationship between species richness and morphological diversity over time and space.