Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics in Changing Environments
Training in Integrative Biology - Supported by the U.S. Department of Education

Conservation Genetics

Population Structure of Grassland Species and Conservation Genetics. Expertise in understanding population-level processes at ecological and genetic levels over a variety of spatial and temporal scales is critical for a program such as the EEG GAANN.

Paukert studies landscape level processes affecting population dynamics using riverine fish as a model system, and its impact on aquatic conservation. 

Sandercock focuses on demographic processes affecting populations in animals and plants, using both theoretical and field-based approaches.  Long-term studies on grassland birds at both breeding and overwintering sites in northern and southern continents and their conservation consequences are a main effort. 

Wisely oversees the Conservation Genetics laboratory at KSU and studies the conservation genetics of threatened vertebrates, including black-footed ferrets.  She is also leads a multi-investigator project on disease ecology using a rabies-skunk model employing genomic, ecological and theoretical approaches to understand the dynamics of disease outbreak