Assistant Professor of Animal Biology
Ph.D. in Biological Science, Florida State University, 2014.
I am an Assistant Professor of Zoology at Kuwait University. I am broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of mammals; particularly morphological variation of skulls. I mainly use geometric morphometric methods to study morphological variation. Most of my work deals with adaptation in rodents, particularly to desert environments. I rely heavily on phylogenetic comparative methods and other statistical methods in most of my studies. I am interested in variation within species, across species, and across assemblages. I am also interested in causes of variation in diversification rates. I am also working on characterizing morphological and molecular variation in camel breeds in the Arabian Peninsula, work that falls within the realm of the field of Animal Science.