My main interests lie in the understanding of evolution. More specifically, I am on one hand highly interested in phylogenetics and systematics and how they can be powerful tools to infer the history of organisms and answer evolutionary questions. The main focus of my interest here lies on questions and methods regarding diversification, trait evolution, biogeography and their interplay. On the other hand, I hold a strong fascination in the methods of morphometrics, to relate variation and function of morphological traits to their evolution. On a broader scale, I am interested in philosophical concepts and how they guide how we do research, as well as in the impact of evolutionary biology outside of the field and how it can contribute to interdisciplinary questions.