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Dr. Melanie LaCava - Postdoctoral Scholar

Research Interests

I use molecular techniques to study wildlife populations with the goal of informing conservation and management. I investigate evolutionary and ecological processes underlying the relationships between spatiotemporal patterns of genomic variation and behavior, demographics, landscape characteristics, disease, and more. I am particularly interested in population genetics and genetics for captive breeding and reintroduction programs.


B.S., Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology, UC Davis

Ph.D., Ecology, University of Wyoming

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