I am currently a PhD student with Dr. Alex Buerkle in the Botany department and Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming. My CV
My broad research interests
- Ecological genetics of plant species diversification and persistence
- Biogeographical patterns of genetic and ecological variation
- Maintenance of divergent species in the face of interspecific gene flow
In my dissertation research I am investigating multiple species of spruce across their ranges in western North America. Specifically, I have detected admixed populations in hybridizing spruce that I will use as a natural experiment of how species maintain their integrity despite gene flow, and how this might differ across environments and species pairs.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."