Thomas Near

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I am an evolutionary biologist interested in processes of speciation and adaptive radiation. My work uses genomic tools to study evolutionary questions in fishes. I also serve as the curator of the fish collection at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Field sites visiting by my research group include the southeastern United States, islands in the Caribbean, and Antarctica. As an undergraduate I was a history major studying ancient Greece. My undergraduate thesis was on the methods of gathering knowledge in Aristotle’s surviving biological writings.