Elizabeth Carlen is a PhD candidate in the Munshi-South lab at Fordham University in New York City. She is interested in urban evolution and ecology and is currently working with pigeons in the Northeast Megalopolis. Before moving to New York City for her PhD, she studied mammals in rural, suburban, and urban ecosystems, which led her to ask questions about how humans have influenced the distribution, genetic diversity, and interactions of species. You can learn more about her and her research on her website.
Lindsay Miles is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the EvoEco lab (Marc Johnson’s lab) at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is interested in urban evolution and ecology and is currently working with milkweed specialist insects in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). She has previously worked with the Western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) across is geographic range in the Western United States and found in her dissertation work, at Virginia Commonwealth University, that urbanization facilitates gene flow and can change patterns of gene expression between urban and non-urban spiders. You can learn more about her on her website.
Kristin Winchell is a post-doctoral research associate in the Losos lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Her dissertation research focused on ecological and evolutionary consequences of urbanization on Anolis lizards. This group of tropical lizards has a remarkable ability to rapidly adapt to changes in the environment, and many species thrive in urban areas. In her post-doc research she is continuing to study urban evolution in Anolis lizards throughout the Caribbean, but is also branching out to other taxa to better understand how convergent and repeatable adaptations are within and among species. You can learn more about her research on her website.
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