Texas A&M University
534 John Kimbrough
College Station, TX 77843
Michelle studies the response of vertebrates to climatic change in the fossil record and modern world. Her expertise is in the phylogenetics, systematics, and biogeography of snakes and other reptiles. She has published extensively on ecometrics and ecological niche modeling, and she developed one of the first methods for modeling the distributions of species through Quaternary climate cycles.
After completing her PhD at IU, she was a fellow at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS). She is now an associate professor at Texas A&M University.