talks, lectures, etc


Ben Fitzpatrick, PI 
volutionary ecology of interactions within and between genomes   My major interests are in the genetics and biogeography of speciation and the evolution of symbiosis. Much of my work has addressed the evolutionary and conservation implications of hybridization. These remain important themes as I expand my research program to include host-symbiont interactions in hybrid zones. Google Scholar Profile     Dept. of EEB     

Evin Carter PhD Student
I take an integrative approach to the development of conservation management guidelines for amphibians and reptiles while placing particular emphasis on understanding and mitigating the consequences of introduced species and other anthropogenic impacts.  I often work at the interface of application and theory, with the former being the principle theme.  Current questions center on selection-dispersal, invasion success, and reproductive trade-offs, especially as they relate to hybrid invasions.

Joel Corush PhD Student
Evolutionary and conservation genetics, with an emphasis on fish and invasive species

Todd Pierson PhD Student
Using genetic and genomic methods to study the ecology and evolution of amphibians, focusing on current and historic hybridization in Appalachian plethodontid salamanders. See my personal website.


Cassie Dresser: PhD 2017, Currently on the faculty at Lyman Briggs College, Michigan State U
Zach Marion: PhD 2016, Currently a postdoc at U Nevada, Reno
Christopher Peterson: MS 2015, Current in a PhD program at UT Austin
Dylan Dittrich-Reed: PhD 2013, Currently on the faculty at Clemson
Amanda Allison: MS 2012, Currently teaching high school science
R. Graham Reynolds: PhD 2011, Currently a postdoc at Harvard
Matt Niemiller: PhD 2011, Currently a postdoc at U Kentucky
Megan Todd-Thompson: MS 2010
Jason R. Jones: MS 2009

2010 All images are the property of R. Graham Reynolds and Matt Niemiller