Todd W. Pierson
assistant professor

I use field, laboratory, and genomic methods to better understand ecology and evolution. Most of all, I love to walk in the rain and watch salamanders. You can learn more about me by downloading my CV or visiting my Google Scholar page


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graduate students

We are recruiting Masters students to begin the Master of Science in Integrative Biology (MSIB) program at KSU in Fall 2021. If you think you might be interested, please send me an email! Please see the advertisement here for more information.

undergraduate students

Interested in conducting research in our lab? Do you want to gain experience in the field, laboratory, or analyzing data? We are actively recruiting undergraduate students! Please email me to discuss opportunities.

Jadin Cross
modern language & culture (Spanish) major

Jadin is assembling and analyzing genome-wide SNP data to better understand the phylogeography of slimy salamanders in northern Georgia.

Jasmyne Blake-Sinclair
biology major

Jasmyne is curating and analyzing observations from the citizen science databases, field notes, and scientific literature to better understand the phenology of nesting in two-lined salamanders.

Tyler Schwartz
environmental science major

Tyler is building interactive and easily shareable maps for the lab's various research projects focused on phylogeography and contact zones.

frequent external collaborators

We are lucky to work with wonderful colleagues around the world. These include, but are certainly not limited to:


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