Research in our lab is focused on evolutionary and ecological genetics. We are particularly interested in speciation, hybridization, and the genetics of adaptation, with complementary fascination by details of meiosis and computational science. More recently we have begun to develop and use statistical models for community ecology and biogeography. In our research we utilize tools from molecular biology, computational biology, statistics, and modeling. Members of the lab have studied the genetics of a variety of organisms (including butterflies, birds, conifers, dicots, fish, bacteria, and fungi) and share a curiosity about ecological and evolutionary processes. Additional details ...

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  • hindex — software for estimation of a hybrid index
  • introgress — software for mapping components of isolation in hybrids
  • bamova — software that implements a Bayesian Analysis of Molecular Variance
  • bgc — software that implements Bayesian estimation of genomic clines
  • dfuse and simadmix — programs for forward-in-time simulation of hybridization and admixture
  • CNVRG — R package that implements Dirichlet-multinomial modeling of count data using STAN
  • entropy — ancestry estimation in autopolyploid and mixed-ploidy individuals using genotype-likelihood data


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