New Subject Editor: Corrie Moreau16 February 2014
Dr Corrie Moreau is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Science and Education at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Corrie completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2007 where she investigated the evolution and diversification of ants and showed that there is a correlation between the rise of the flowering plants and ants. She then went on to do her postdoctoral research as a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley where she began to investigate patterns of speciation of ants in the Australian Wet Tropics of Queensland, work she continues today. Corrie completed both her undergraduate and master's degree at San Francisco State University where she also worked closely with scientists at the California Academy of Sciences.
Corrie is interested in the origin and evolution of species, in particular, how different factors can influence patterns of diversification, biogeography, and host-microbe interactions. More specifically she is interested in how we can use DNA/genomics/molecular methods and biodiversity patterns to address macroevolutionary questions. You can follow her on Twitter: @CorrieMoreau