updated: March 24









Lab Contact Information:  Rob Guralnick PI
E176 Museum Collection Bldg. University of Colorado Boulder CO 80309-0265
lab and office ph: 303-735-0441;  calendar
email: Robert.Guralnick@colorado.edu
Assoc. Professor: EBIO; Curator: CU Museum
PhD Students:
Brian Stucky, 
Gaurav Vaidya,
Natalie Robinson
(co-advised
w/ D. Bowers), Nate Kleist
(co-advised
w/ A. Cruz)
Masters, EBIO&MFS:
Aidan Beers (EBIO), Aly Seeberger (MFS)
Project Staff:
Philip Goldstein,
Tom Conlin
Peter Erb
Postdoctoral Students:
Javier Otegui, 
Stephen Mayor
Zoology Staff:
Heather Robeson


                We are biodiversity scientists and our research focuses on what causes  
                spatiotemporal changes in genetic and species diversity. We take an 
                integrative approach to global change biology and the skills in lab range 
                from occupancy modeling to spatial ecological modeling, to landscape  
                genetics, to molecular phylogenetics. The diversity in lab is also its 
                strength -- we continue to discover that the interesting questions are the 
                integrative ones that require multiple lines of evidence.

                Because so much of the work in lab uses primary species and population 
                occurrence data (when and where species and populations occur) available
                from natural history collections and citizen science naturalists, we are very 
                involved in ecological and biodiversity informatics initiatives to increase the
                quality, availability and utility of such datasets at the global scale. Our 
                particular informatics interest is building web-based tools so that anyone may  
                access, visualize and analyze legacy and current biodiversity distribution and 
                environmental data. I primarily  work on gastropod molluscs but students work
                on a variety of organisms including mammals, snakes, insects and viruses.
        
                Our work, both at the level of landscape and taxon, often has applied utility in
                the area of conservation biology.