Dispersal and kinship

This project, directed by my collaborator Eva Wikberg, aims to understand the causes and consequences of sex-biased dispersal patterns. This work has challenged prevailing models that link “species-typical” dispersal with patterns of social social bondedness. Much of this work draws on molecular genetic methods, performed in the laboratories of Shoji Kawamura at the University of Tokyo and Nelson Ting at the University of Oregon (and formerly the University of Iowa), to infer kinship and population structure.

Wikberg et al. (2017), Mol Ecol

Wikberg et al. (2014), Anim Behav

Wikberg et al. (2012), PloS One