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Nelson Ting

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 541-346-8878
Office: 302B Condon Hall


B.A., Washington University (1999); M.A., University of Missouri (2001); Ph.D., City University of New York (2008)


Dr. Ting's research interests lie at the intersections of genetics/genomics, evolutionary ecology, and conservation in natural animal populations. While the types of questions he addresses vary, they are united in combining lab-based methods, fieldwork, and computational approaches to elucidate processes that drive diversity, adaptation, and health. This includes studying population history to understand the effects of environmental change, inferring abundance for population monitoring, clarifying demography and social behavior in threatened taxa, and understanding host-microbe and host-pathogen relationships to connect evolution, environment, behavior, and health. His ultimate goal is to inform conservation decisions and aid in the designation of conservation priorities. Dr. Ting is also faculty in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, and his projects have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Geographic Society, and Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.

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Lab Location: 7 Pacific Hall