The Pespeni Lab is starting at the University of Vermont (UVM)!
In the Pespeni Lab, we aim to better understand the processes that generate and impact the incredible biodiversity that exists on this planet, particularly in the contexts of complex natural ecosystems and rapidly changing climatic conditions. To make connections between genes, phenotypes and the environment, we integrate genomics, population genetics, developmental genetics, physiology, and ecology using natural populations in both field- and lab-based investigations. Conceptually, our research addresses integrative questions in evolutionary biology, ecological genomics, and global change biology, with an eye toward conservation. Our models systems to explore these questions to date are sea urchins, copepods, and horned beetles.
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