Photo courtesy of Mary Lide Parker

Welcome! My name is Bryan Reatini. I'm a conservationist, ecologist, and evolutionary biologist researching the genetic basis of local adaptation in invasive plant species, and the negative interactions between native & invasive plant species in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.

Currently, I am transitioning away from my dissertation research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Vision Lab where my research involved investigating the ecological and evolutionary genetic factors which determine when hybridization results in range expansion, stabilization, or decay. I am starting an NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona in the Dlugosch Lab this fall, where I will be investigating the genetic basis of local adaptation in invasive populations of Yellow Starthisle.

If you're interested in reading about my work, please check out my research page. If you'd like to get in touch with me about outreach opportunities, take a look at my outreach page and shoot me an email. To see a collection of photos I've gathered throughout my travels, take a trip through my travel portal!








Sunset illuminating Santa Cruz island, as seen from San Cristobal island, Galápagos.