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I am an evolutionary biologist interested in how population-level processes contribute to biological diversification. I am currently a Peter Buck Postdoctoral Fellow based in the de Queiroz and Bell Labs at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

My research infers species histories to understand how environmental change affects species demography through time. I also investigate how organisms adapt to local habitats and how adaptation contributes to speciation and phenotypic diversification. My academic training and work have explored these topics in the tropical region, particularly Amazonia.

Outside of the lab, I like to cook, photograph, and take care of my plants. I enjoy reading about ethnography and human history and discovering music from different cultures.

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Ivan Prates
ivanprates [at] gmail [dot] com
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