PhD Student, Zoology Graduate Program
Aloha! My name is Helen, my research focuses on evolutionary biology and conservation genomics of crocodilians. My research goal is to understand hybridization in two species of Central American crocodiles Crocodylus acutus (American crocodile) and Crocodylus moreletii (Morelet's crocodile) from both a genetic and phenotypic perspective. Using a genome-wide association study, I am investigating genetic markers from physiological stress in hybrid zones, for which I aim to use this research to promote effective conservation/management strategies, while also filling in some of the knowledge gaps in crocodilian biology and evolution.
My collaborators: Crocodile Research Coalition