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.
If you are interested in joining our team please see the Positions page of this website.
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!
Congratulations to MURALS undergraduate students Jojo Norris and Shiraz Dahamsha for completing their research project on avian DNA extraction! Read more about the MURALS program here: https://murals.colostate.edu/