RESEARCH FOCI: conservation genetics; evolutionary ecology; genetic rescue; local adaptation; phenotypic plasticity; population augmentation; sexual selection
A lifetime roaming the mountains of Appalachia has 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 experimentally test the effects of augmentation with divergent immigrants on population fitness. My goal is to provide broadly-applicable empirical data to inform a longstanding debate about the efficacy of genetic rescue across a range of genotypes and phenotypes.
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