I am currently a Hutchinson Postdoctoral researcher in the EEB Department at Yale University. I recently graduated with my PhD in Ecology from UC Davis, where I was in the Wainwright Lab. 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!
sarahtfried [at] gmail [dot] com
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
165 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511