Area(s) of Expertise
Research in the Burford Reiskind lab focuses on using molecular methods to determine the evolutionary history and future evolutionary trajectories of species. We use a variety of molecular methods to elucidate how random and selective processes contribute to population differentiation and speciation in “open” systems, such as most aquatic habitats and many terrestrial habitats for species that fly. Most of the species we work on have either conservation concern or current management issues. Therefore, the results of the research have direct applications to conservation and management. An overarching theme for the research in our lab is to understand how future environmental change or perturbations will affect the evolutionary trajectory of species or communities. From fish, to frogs, to mosquitoes, to butterflies. Our lab is inclusive of all people and critters!