I am currently an Academic Professional Lecturer, and a PhD candidate with Dr. C. 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 current projects I am integrating tools from population genetics, climate and spatial statistics to investigate species of spruce across their western North American range. My main goal is to characterize factors that contribute to the maintenance and distribution of divergent species in this genus.
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."