Welcome to the Funk Lab

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.



Amanda Cicchino scores big, winning multiple ecology grants & scholarships!

Amanda Cicchino in the Galápagos islands.

Funk lab PhD student Amanda Cicchino has been awarded two different scholarships/grants this spring to continue her awesome research on tailed frog (Ascaphus spp.) ecophysiology, conservation genomics, and vulnerability to climate change. First, Amanda won a Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) Small Grant for Graduate Research. Then, the very next week, Amanda won a Dr. Heather M. Rueth Ecology Scholarship by the CSU Department of Biology. Way to go, Amanda!

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