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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:
Liesl Peterson, 
Brian Stucky, 
Andrew Hill, 
Robert Jadin, 
Gaurav Vaidya,
Natalie Robinson
(co-advised
w/ D. Bowers), Nate Kleist
(co-advised
w/ A. Cruz)
Masters, EBIO:
Peter Erb, Aidan Beers
Masters, MFS:
Aly Seeberger
Informatics:
Philip Goldstein,
Elyse Belmonte
Zoology Staff:
Heather Robeson,
Mariko Kageyama


             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.