Welcome new lab member Dr. Brittany Ousterhout
Britt is new staff in the lab, and comes to us from the University of Arkansas where she was postdoc-ing. As well as helping to oversee the smooth running of our lab (and the lab of Dr. John Crawford), Britt will be conducting her own research, which explores how population and community structure interact with the environment to affect dispersal. Britt combines theory from animal behavior and population biology with experiments, field studies, and robust quantitative approaches to mechanistically understand the process of dispersal and predict the resulting patterns of population dynamics and gene flow. Her research primarily focuses on amphibians and damselflies (Hexapoda: Zygoptera), two groups of animals found throughout many aquatic ecosystems.