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.

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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 habitat, Marten Creek, McKenzie River drainage, Oregon. Photo credit: W. Chris Funk

 

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Camera trap photo of a puma from the Colorado Front Range. Photo credit: Jesse Lewis

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Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Photo credit: Paul Bentzen

Island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) from Santa Barbara Island, California. Photo credit: W. Chris Funk