We study the processes that promote or constrain the evolution of new biological species. Work our the lab aims to:
(1) understand the role of adaptation via natural selection in the speciation process
(2) explore genomic architecture that mediates the evolution of new species
To address these questions, we use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates population genetics and genomics, natural history, behavioral observations, and manipulative field experiments. Related interests include interdisciplinary research that harnesses genetic variation to address societal challenges, such as the rapid environmental detection of rare or invasive species.