The Frishkoff Lab seeks to understand how human impacts on the environment are recasting ecological and evolutionary patterns forged over millennia. Core research foci include:
(1) elucidating why some species prosper while others fail when confronted with anthropogenic change through biogeographic, eco-physiological, and community approaches,
(2) determining how human impacts are pruning the phylogenetic tree of life, and whether past macro-evolutionary trajectories inform current and future tolerance to anthropogenic change,
(3) developing statistical methods that account for omnipresent biases in observational data, to better test eco-evolutionary hypotheses.
We’re excited to welcome Zack Lange and Edita Folfas to the lab as incoming PhD students.
June 2020: Socially Distanced Fieldwork
Our fieldwork in Texas has us questing to understand the ecological forces that determine lizard range limits and local abundances.
Congrats to Alex Murray for passing his qualifying exams, and moving up to PhD Candidacy.