What we do …

Research in the lab focuses on adaptation to changing landscapes.  We’re planted firmly at the intersection of evolution, ecology, and conservation biology.  Whether concerned with rising sea-levels, landscape development, or changing wind patterns, we study how animal populations (particularly birds) react to our dynamic planet.  We measure behavior, morphology, niches, and genes to identify constraints on adaptation (both genetic and plastic) and tipping points where populations are no longer resilient.

Current opportunities in the lab and on projects we’re involved in …

  • We are not currently looking for any new Graduate Students or Post-docs at this time.
  • Undergraduate field technicians in tidal marsh birds – Email Kenzie Roeder or Alice Hotopp
    (Summer 2020, $12/hour, those with federal work study are doubly welcome to apply, those without are just plain singly welcomed!)
  • Undergraduate work study technicians in rocky intertidal food webs – Email Hannah Mittelstaedt
    (2019-2020 Academic Year, $12/hour with federal work study, volunteers welcome otherwise)


Bri takes great marsh panos
Bri Benvenuti.