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Will Pearse

Will Pearse

Ecology/Biology

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 435-797-0831
Email: will.pearse@usu.edu

Emphasis

How do species evolve? How do species interact with their environment? In my lab we answer these two fundamental questions at the same time, using species’ evolutionary history and functional traits to understand what structures ecological communities. To do so, we develop new statistical and computational tools to answer these age-old questions.     

Biography

Biodiversity, phylogenetics, community ecology, trait evolution, diversification, community phylogenetics, eco-phylogenetics, conservation