Welcome to the Funk Lab

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



Amphibiomics, unveiled!

Genome sizes for different orders of amphibians. Y-axis is on a natural log scale and reports C-values in picograms (pg), where 1 pg = 978 megabases of DNA sequence.

Kelly Zamudio, Andrew Crawford, and Chris’ book chapter on the application of new genomic approaches for advancing understanding of the evolution, ecology, and behavior of amphibians and informing their conservation has been published! This chapter is part of Springer’s new Population Genomics book series.

Citation: Funk WC, Zamudio KR, Crawford AJ (2018) Advancing understanding of amphibian evolution, ecology, behavior, and conservation with massively-parallel sequencing. In: Population Genomics (ed. Hohenlohe PA), pp. XX-XX. Springer, Cham, in press.

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