Jen Walsh-Emond


NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

I am interestedp1000995 in utilizing a combination of genomic and ecological approaches to characterize the drivers of divergence, both within and between species. Most of my research to date has focused on avian tidal marsh endemics. My interest in tidal salt marshes stem from their extreme adaptive challenges and from the suite of conservation challenges associated with these systems. The relatively recent expansion and occupation of coastal marshes provide powerful research opportunities to investigate and test patterns of contemporary evolution. My work largely falls into three broadly overlapping areas: the genomics of speciation and local adaptation, behavioral plasticity in response to environmental variation, and implications of hybridization in natural populations.


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