Professor - Tenure System
I am an evolutionary ecologist with interests in population genetics, life history, demography, and behavior. Research in my lab involves applications of molecular genetic markers and evolutionary theory to examine questions in ecological genetics and conservation biology including levels of gene flow through heterogeneous landscapes, evolution or life history traits in changing environments, effects of environmental heterogeneity and mating systems on variance in reproductive success, and intra-specific and comparative phylogeography. Student research emphasizes inter-disciplinary training in the field and laboratory in population and behavioral ecology, population genetics, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis is placed on populations of management and conservation concern.