I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Ecology Graduate Group at UC Davis in Dr. Peter Wainwright's laboratory. I am broadly interested in the underlying ecological processes that drive diversification in fishes. I use a combination of phylogenetic comparative methods and functional morphology to study the evolution of body shape in response to different selective pressures.
I spend a lot of my time in the lab using R, but when I'm not in lab I really enjoy getting outdoors and away from my computer screen. In my spare time, you can probably find me rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, or traveling.
Feel free to send me an email if you want to talk fish, phylogenetics, or just be friendly!
sfriedman [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
Department of Evolution and Ecology
University of California Davis
1 Shields Avenus
Davis, CA 95616