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The lab is expanding!

We are seeking motivated graduate students as well as a lab manager/technician. For more information, please contact us (see contact links in the sidebar).


Mike Harvey (Principal Investigator)

Dr. Harvey is interested in the origins and maintenance of diversity at all taxonomic and geographic scales. He has been a birder most of his life, and fell in love with evolutionary biology in college. He also enjoys trail running, rock climbing, baking, and live music. See his CV for more info.


Oscar Johnson (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Oscar is coming to the lab as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. He will build off his doctoral research on phylogenetics and the biogeography of speciation to study the macroevolutionary dynamics of avian migration and its impact on diversity. See his website for more info.


Michael Buontempo (PhD Student)

Michael is pursuing doctoral research on the geographic variation and phylogeography of montane rattlesnakes in the Sierra Madre Occidental and Madrean Sky Islands of the desert southwest. He is co-advised with Dr. Phil Lavretsky.


Bonnie Raechal Beres (Undergraduate REU Student)

Bonnie Raechal is an undergraduate student from Saint Norbert College working in the lab for the summer of 2021 as part of the Chihuahuan Desert Biodiversity REU. She is studying comparative population genetic structure in Sky Island birds of the borderlands region.