Group Members

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Will Pearse

I develop methods to understand how species’ evolution affects their ecology, in the hope of making better conservation decisions.
email: will.pearse@usu.edu

Post-docs

Amanda Gallinat

I study the effects of environmental change on community interactions and phenology.
email: amanda.gallinat@usu.edu

Katie Weglarz

I am an entomologist who is broadly interested in interplay between species interactions, biodiversity, and evolution, and in issues related to broadening participation in STEM and higher education.
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PhD Students

Elizabeth Simpson

I study the ecological and evolutionary dynamics between and within species across physical gradients, like elevation, and in response to changing climate patterns.
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Michael Stemkovski

ecology, modeling phenology and population dynamics, and predicting the effects of climate change using computational methods.
email: m.stemkovski@gmail.com

Sylvia Kinosian

My research examines different species of water sprite ferns, and I am producing the first monographic revision of their genus based on molecular markers.
email: sylvia.kinosian@aggiemail.usu.edu

MSc Students

Austin Koontz

My research is centered around species delimitation genetics, and the usage of phylogenetic and molecular techniques to determine species boundaries.
email: austin.koontz@usu.edu

Undergraduate students

Mark Sneddon

I am an electrical engineering major who’s interested in applying his mathematical skills to understand how populations of animals and plants are threatened across the globe.
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Jake Stachewicz

I study morphology of beetles, and hopes to find a correlation between morphological evolution, clade diversification rate, and spatial distribution.
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Alumni