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Benjamin_Blanchard

I am a Ph.D. student in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, advised by Dr. Corrie Moreau in the Moreau Lab at the Field Museum of Natural History. My research focuses on ants, and in particular, their morphological evolution and ecological interactions. I will use the spiny and speciose genus Polyrhachis to investigate patterns of morphological evolution, including the impacts of morphology on speciation and the ecological functions of spinescence. To learn more about my academic work and other activities, feel free to explore the tabs in the menu above.