Biology & Marine Biology

Faculty & Staff

Brian S. Arbogast, Associate Professor

photoPh.D., Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1999
M.S., Zoology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1996
B.S., Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, 1992
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I study the conservation genetics and biogeography of animals, especially mammals and birds. Research in my lab combines fieldwork and molecular genetic studies to investigate ecological and evolutionary questions. Ongoing studies focus on understanding the biodiversity and conservation of flying squirrels, gliding marsupials and Galapagos mockingbirds. Graduate students in my lab are studying a wide range of topics, from the molecular ecology of river otters, to the biogeography of flying squirrels in Mexico and Central America, to the evolution of whale ectoparasites.

Arbogast, B. S. 2007. A brief history of the New World flying squirrels: Phylogeny, biogeography and conservation genetics. Special Feature Article, Journal of Mammalogy 88: 840-849.

Arbogast, B. S., S. V. Drovestski, R. L. Curry, P. Boag, P. Grant, B.R. Grant, G. Seutin and D. J. Anderson. 2006. The origin and diversification of Galápagos mockingbirds. Evolution 60:370-382.

Blois, J. L. and B. S. Arbogast. 2006. Conservation genetics of the Sonoma tree vole (Arborimus pomo) based on mitochondrial and amplified fragment length polymorphism markers. Journal of Mammalogy 87:950-960