Research in our lab is driven by a fundamental curiosity in how animals are shaped by natural and anthropogenically altered environments, coupled with the desire to apply this knowledge to mitigate human impacts and inform effective conservation management. We have a core emphasis on marine and freshwater systems, but welcome collaborations across new & diverse ecological contexts.

As ‘conservation molecular ecologists,’ we conduct integrative studies in wildlife genomics, physiology and ecology to investigate mechanisms underlying animal performance, distributions, connectivity and adaptation in species of conservation concern and economic value. We frequently draw on theories and approaches from multiple disciplines to understand linkages across levels of biological organization (from genes to populations). We work closely with regional, federal and global agency partners to incorporate results into decision frameworks, helping to ensure that conservation management strategies are based on the best available science.

Does this sound interesting and exciting to you? Please see the opportunities page for current openings in the lab.