Title: Professor, Dean of A&S
Office: 155B McMicken Hall
The Petren lab studies speciation, population divergence, dispersal and species interactions in natural populations. Much of the lab's research is in the field of comparative landscape genetics, where molecular markers (like those used in forensics) are used to reconstruct migration, hybridization and population history. Other work explores how behavior affects ecological interactions. Research systems include the adaptive radiation of Darwin's finches and the dynamics of lizard invasions. The lab combines molecular genetics, behavioral experiments and field research in places like the Galápagos, southeast USA and Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit the Petren Lab homepage.
Ken is part of the growing ECBR group within Biological Sciences.