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Elizabeth Kierepka

Assistant Research Professor and Senior Research Scientist

North Carolina State University

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences


Area(s) of Expertise

I am a wildlife geneticist that utilizes genomics, GIS technology, and a variety of informatic techniques to examine how environmental heterogeneity impacts genomic variation in wild populations. Global change has a powerful influence on genomic variation, from influencing connectivity to aiding spread of invasive species. I am particularly interested in three subjects that relate to global change: 1.) how connectivity changes with anthropogenic land use, 2.) adaptation of mammals to urban environments, and 3.) how climate change may affect spread and adaptation in invasive pigs and nutria, two species that are limited by temperature.