Josh Egan

PhD Student Conservation Sciences

I am interested in biodiversity conservation and factors governing the evolution, persistence, and distribution of biological diversity. My dissertation research uses the clupeiform fishes (anchovies, herrings, sardine, and their relatives) as a model system to investigate the evolution of ecological niche size and dimensionality and its effect on diversification rates. Additionally, I am characterizing the diets of Indo-Pacific clupeiformes and contributing to the development of molecular and morphological tools for their identification.