Climate, Humans, and The Fate of the American Megafauna
Beth Shapiro, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Santa Cruz
Beth Alison Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Shapiro's work has centered on the analysis of ancient DNA. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009 and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2006.
My research aims to better understand how populations and species change through time, in particular in in response to environmental and other changes to their habitat. To address this, my group uses the latest experimental and computational approaches to analyze genetic information isolated from fossil and archived remains. I am particularly interested in learning what drives two particularly important evolutionary processes: speciation and extinction.
Biography, Education and Training
BS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)
MS, Ecology, University of Georgia (1999)
DPhil, Zoology, Oxford University (2003)
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