+ How do droughts and floods impact fish populations and fisheries productivity?
+ Which landscape features best predict connectivity for aquatic species?
+ How should we manage populations to conserve genetic diversity?
These are a few of the major questions addressed by research in the Roberts lab. Our goal is to build fundamental knowledge of ecology and evolution while advancing the applied fields of fisheries science and conservation biology. Our approach is multidisciplinary, melding field ecology with molecular biology and statistical modeling.
This research program is primarily focused on fishes and other freshwater organisms of the southeastern United States. Freshwater biota are highly diverse and socioeconomically valuable, yet frequently impacted by human activities. We aim to provide sound science to meet 21st-century conservation challenges.
Click around this website to learn more about who we are and what we do. We are part of a great community of scholars in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University. If you are interested in joining the lab, see the join link.