My research interest focuses on species distributions, complex phenotypes, comparative transcriptomics, and the effects of climate change on ectotherms (frogs and lizards). My past and ongoing research is divided into three main foci: (1) Neotropical biogeography and physiological consequences of climate change on species distributions at regional and global scale; (2) Phenotypic adaptations and genomic basis of anti-predator defense mechanisms and sexual dimorphism; and (3) Systematics, taxonomy, and natural history of New World reptiles and amphibians. In 2014, I joined the Dr. Jack Sites Jr. Lab at BYU as a postdoctoral fellow for a NSF-Macrosystems project to quantifying climate-forced extinction risks for lizards, amphibians and plants.