Mike May

Before joining the Rothfels lab, I developed statistical methods to infer complex “macroevolutionary” processes from phylogenetic data. These methods focused on understanding how and why rates of speciation, extinction, or character evolution change over time or among lineages. Currently, I am exploring the impact of model specification on inferences of time-calibrated phylogenies using total-evidence dating.

You can find out more about my work over on my website!