Our lab is broadly interested in addressing important questions in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology.
To address these questions, we use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates population genetics and genomics, natural history, behavioral observations, and manipulative field experiments. In addition, we collaborate with other scientists from across the science spectrum to address these questions in creative and new ways. (See our ‘Research’ tab for specific projects.)
One major theme of the lab is studying the processes that promote or constrain the evolution of new biological species. Our work aims to: (1) understand the role of adaptation via natural selection in the speciation process, and (2) explore genomic architecture that mediates the evolution of new species. We also work on more applied genetic interdisciplinary research that harnesses genetic variation to address societal challenges, such as the rapid environmental detection of rare or invasive species.