RESEARCH FOCI: conservation genetics; evolutionary ecology; genetic rescue; local adaptation; phenotypic plasticity; population genetics; sexual selection
My years spent roaming the mountains of Appalachia and beyond have instilled in me a deep appreciation for natural diversity and a drive to understand the processes that maintain it, especially in the face of rapid global change. This has led me to my current research at CSU, where I am using laboratory populations of Trinidadian guppies to test the effects of augmenting small populations with immigrants that are either adaptively or genetically divergent. Through this research I hope to inform a longstanding debate about the ability of divergent immigrants to boost population fitness.
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