Dr. Jeff Holland
Dr. Brandi Schemerhorn
Dr. Andrew DeWoody
I will work towards completing my academic training as a postdoc research associate then start a tenure track faculty in the department of Zoology at SCU.
I am interested in studying how landscape structure and habitat connectivity influence the population genetic structure of pollinator longhorn beetles. I use modern landscape ecology tools such as remote sensing, GIS and surface metrology along with a suit of molecular markers (mitochondrial and nuclear genes) to test hypothesis related to our understanding of the phylogeography, demographic history and spatial population genetics structure of these beetles. This research has many applications in optimizing conservation efforts, management planning and promoting ecosystem services.
I developed an interest in entomology and ecology since my undergraduate work in the department of Zoology at the Suez Canal University (SCU) in Egypt.
The banded longhorn beetle [Typocerus v. velutinus (Olivier)]. It is an important ecosystem services provider, had a relationship with her for 6 years and it is a great material for photography as it can stay still while in a photography session.
Reading, soccer, scientific photography
White chocolate chips and cinnamon
The Lord of the Rings
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species – Sean B. Carroll
I would love to visit the US west coast and eastern Europe