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Molecular Ecology Lab
My research focuses on understanding how ecological and genetic factors influence selection processes in natural populations. The advent of low-cost, high-throughput sequencing has opened the way for ecologists to participate in one of the most exciting periods for genomic research. With these advances, we can now examine the genetic mechanisms that influence how species respond to changing ecological conditions. My work encompasses both field and laboratory work and employs a variety of behavioral, molecular, and genetic techniques to address questions related to: (1) invasive species success, (2) sexual selection and alternative mating strategies, and (3) adaptation to global climate change.