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We strive to understand the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms that generate and maintain biological diversity using population genomics, experimental manipulations, and field studies. Our goal is to not only test basic evolutionary and ecological theory, but also directly inform policy and management decisions that will ultimately determine the fate of biodiversity.

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Where do we work? Click HERE to see MAP of the locations of current Funk Lab research projects!

We strive to understand the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms that generate and maintain biological diversity using population genomics, experimental manipulations, and field studies. Our goal is to not only test basic evolutionary and ecological theory, but also directly inform policy and management decisions that will ultimately determine the fate of biodiversity.

Click on links below to learn more about our current main research projects:

Ascaphus montanus tadpole (Photo credit: Fred Allendorf)

Conservation Genomics: Conservation genomics of threatened and endangered species
Guppy Gene Flow: The effects of gene flow on adaptation, fitness, and population dynamics in Trinidadian guppies guppiesSm2Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata; photo: Paul Bentzen)
Leptonema_n.sp_OY10_3279_1Leptonema n. sp. (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) EvoTRAC: Vulnerability of stream organisms to climate change
Puma Disease Dynamics: Effects of landscape structure and management interventions on mountain lion (puma) disease dynamics
CaptureMountain lion (Puma concolor; photo: Jesse Lewis)