I am interested in using a wide range of genetic and genomic techniques to inform management and conservation of wild species. This includes delineating populations, determining individual ancestry, and investigating the genetic basis of complex traits. Methods in molecular ecology add a layer of information that complements techniques such as field surveys. Thus, genetic information coupled with traditional ecology can form the basis of holistic management strategies that preserve long-term health of populations.
I have applied this framework to studying ostriches, bighorn sheep, Galapagos tortoises, pine trees, and currently polar bears. See my Research page for more information.