Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Laura completed her PhD at UCL and the Natural History Museum in London, UK (2013-2017). During her PhD she developed new methods for testing phylogenetic niche conservatism and applied these tools to squamates in Madagascar to provide novel insight into speciation processes within the island. Laura's work in the Sax Lab examines how data on the climate conditions of species native, naturalized and horticultural ranges can be combined to better understand how plant species will respond to changes in climate. She has strong interests and expertise in understanding how to measure and characterize niche conservatism and is proficient in the use of computational modelling to address ecological questions, particularly R language and GIS.