Cristian is a Staff Researcher at Aradhna Tripati’s lab and a Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Biodiversity at Temple University in Philadelphia; he received his doctoral degree in 2020 from the University of Arizona with a focus on Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
He has two main areas of research. First, he is interested in examining the drivers of large scale patterns of biodiversity across spatial and temporal scales. Second, he focuses on examining how species have responded to changes in climatic conditions during the recent past. He is currently working on new models for inferring past climatic conditions.