Welcome! I explore how organisms respond to their surrounding environment. My projects are diverse and include plants and animals, modern and paleo, as well as terrestrial and marine environments. The questions I ask involve elements of time and climate change. I enjoy the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of my research.

I am in the Life and Environmental Sciences Unit at University of California Merced. 

If you're interested in joining my lab or have any questions, feel free to email me at skim380(at)ucmerced.edu.

“The fossil record is certainly rich in incident and rife with bizarre players, but an extensive body of research now treats the fossil record as a biological laboratory for rigorously framing and testing hypotheses at the intersection of paleontology with diverse disciplines across the full range of timescales encompassed by the earth and life sciences.”

–Jablonski and Shubin, PNAS 2015 112:16

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