Research is the back-bone of an academic scientist’s work. My research program is focused around the principles of popualtion genetics, quantiative genetics, and ecology. I use various tools and methods from the fields of statistics, molecular biology, and chemistry to investigate evolutionary and ecological questions, most of which are in a conservation context. At a basic level, I apply the methods of evolution, ecology, and molecular biology to understand biological change.

Currently, my portfolio is focused on the conservation of Hemlocks (Tsuga), Walnuts (Juglans) and I’m developing projects in orchid conservation focused on Isotria. I work on the development of genome annotation tools (EASEL), meta-analyses, and any project that combines good statistical models and biological data.