The Sobel Lab

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Dept of Biological Sciences

Biodiversity | Evolutionary ecology & genetics | Genomics

Current Research

Organic diversity is an observational fact more or less familiar to everyone. It is perceived by us as something apart from ourselves, a phenomenon given in experience but independent of the working of our minds. A more intimate acquaintance with the living world discloses another fact almost as striking as the diversity itself. This is the discontinuity of the organic variation.
— Dobzhansky 1937

Connections between adaptation and reproductive isolation

ecogeography, one example like whitneyi/constrictus

The genetic and molecular basis of adaptive traits

including predictability in convergent evolution; origin of novelty

both aurantiacus and norrisii examples

Patterns of genomic variation

genome wide patterns of divergence, measurements of gene flow,


Comparative biology - the search for general rules governing divergence