Conservation Genomics

WELCOME! Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that generate and maintain species diversity in a changing world. We will specialize in the application of genomic and genetic tools to address basic and applied evolutionary and ecological questions. The methods we use are integrative, combining field-based behavioral studies, population genetics/genomics, and GIS-based ecological modeling in order to provide the most relevant information to today's conservation challenges. While our main focus is on the Bird Genoscape Project, an effort to harness the power of genomics to facilitate migratory bird conservation, we welcome students and post-docs interested in a wide variety of research organisms.

To find out more about our research please visit the Bird Genoscape Project website or the Ruegg lab Research page.

If you are interested in joining our team please see the Positions page of this website.

2021 News

  • Taylor Bobowski won a Best Student Presentation Award at the annual AOS meeting!

  • Click here to read an article about undergrad Noelle Mason on the College of Natural Sciences website!

Congrats to Ruegg lab superstars for their awards below!

Art Credit: Scott Partridge