Aspiring Conservation Entomologist & Landscape Geneticist

Comprising up to 80% of species on Earth, insects pervade nearly every terrestrial ecosystem. Insects, and other arthropods, often display tight functional relationships between themselves and the vegetative species they often consume. In addition, insects are more easily captured, handled, and manipulated relative to charismatic fauna that have been traditionally studied. With these ideas in mind, I aim to utilize insects along with cutting-edge genomic techniques in answering questions pertinent to basic and theoretical ecology, conservation biology, and landscape genetics.

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Research

Check out my current projects on the ecology of insects and other arthropods below

Fall armyworm De Novo Transcriptome Assembly and Annotation

Fall armyworm De Novo Transcriptome Assembly and Annotation

Transcriptomic Signals of Anti-Predator Induced Stress in the Fall Armyworm Moth

Transcriptomic Signals of Anti-Predator Induced Stress in the Fall Armyworm Moth

Bats & Nocturnal Butterflies: A Landscape-Genomic Approach to Characterizing a Landscape of Fear

Bats & Nocturnal Butterflies: A Landscape-Genomic Approach to Characterizing a Landscape of Fear