Welcome to my site. I am a researcher and an educator in the fields of ecology and evolution. I use fieldwork in combination with genetics to better understand wildlife populations, particularly with regard to the identification of distinct populations, and to the conservation of rare and endangered species. My research interests include biogeography, conservation, evolution, phylogeography, phylogenetics, and wildlife biology. Currently I am research faculty (assistant project scientist) and a lecturer at the Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit, Center for Veterinary Genetics, University of California, Davis, USA.