Research Interests

I am interested in both basic population genetics and evolutionary theory. The goal of my research is to use molecular genetic data and principles from these fields to inform conservation in a pragmatic manner.Endangered or managed populations, and the genetic data used to study them, are seldom similar to models used to develop population genetic theory, and much of my work attempts to bridge this gap. I have experience defining management units, identifying parentage, designing captive breeding programs, and estimating effective population size in a variety of species.  Many of my contributions have emphasized quantitative analyses and tools that help produce inference with imperfect data and limited resources.

Updated on: 01/09/2006