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Evolutionary Genetics & Systematics Core

The Evolutionary Genetics and Systematics (EGS) Core within the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at Auburn University comprises individuals whose research is focused on 1) evolutionary diversification at multiple hierarchical levels; 2) phylogenetic inference and its use in studying phenotypic character evolution, phylogeography, and classification; 3) evolution of genomes; 4) speciation theory; 5) molecular ecology; and 6) the science of describing and classifying new species (taxonomy). Foundationally, EGS research involves an understanding of how evolution shapes organisms and generates biodiversity, and has a strong emphasis on examination of specimens.  The research foci of faculty span levels of analysis from genomic architecture to community structure and from field to laboratory study. EGS faculty study organisms throughout the world, with current research including organisms from all continents and oceanic basins. 

Voting Members Affiliated Faculty
Jon Armbruster F. Stephen Dobson
Leslie Goertzen  Joanna Diller
Rita Graze Jack Feminella
Ken Halanych Sharon Hermann
Geoff Hill Raymond Henry
Jamie Oaks Wendy Hood
Ryan Range Tonia Schwartz
Scott Santos Matthew Wolak
Laurie Stevison
Michael Wooten


Last Updated: 08/24/2018