James D. Austin

University of Florida, USA

James D. Austin is an Associate Professor at the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in evolutionary biology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and joined UF after a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University in New York, USA. His research is focused on the population genetics of rare and endangered species and includes biogeographic and phylogeographic studies of vertebrates from microgeographic to continental scales. Recent research projects in his laboratory have included: landscape genetics of beach-adapted mice; biogeography of Central American herpetofauna; biogeographic patterns of cryptic species of west-central African crocodiles; phylogeography of fishes, small mammals, and amphibians.

Biography Updated on 26 August 2012

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