Zach Gompert, Principal Investigator

Zach is broadly interested in evolutionary biology and population genetics. His current empirical research addresses questions related to hybridization and speciation, the genetics of adaptation, and the determinants of genetic variation in the wild. He also develops analytic approaches for population genomics.


Lauren Lucas, Research Scientist &

Lauren is interested in biology education as well as conservation genetics and morphological evolution. Her research involves endangered, freshwater spring endemic organisms and Lycaeides butterflies.


Zach Valois, Undergraduate Student

Zach is interested in arachnid phylogeography and systematics. He is currently working to infer the phylogeographic history of Vachon’s desert scorpion (Smeringurus vachoni). Visit Zach’s website for more information.

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