My name is Roxanne Banker and I am a marine ecologist and paleontologist. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Peter D Roopnarine at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California. I received a Ph.D. from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis in September 2019 with Dr. Geerat J Vermeij.
I am interested in how the relationship between ecomorphology and community ecology interact over geologic timescales to influence macroevolutionary trends. How does an individuals' morphology inform ecology, and how can we apply understanding to reconstruct communities and environments in the fossil record? How do changes in functional diversity affect community ecology, and how changes to community structure and dynamics drive patterns of extinction, biodiversity, and biogeography?