Welcome to the Sarno Lab for Behavioral and Molecular Ecology
Students in my lab integrate molecular ecology, behavioral ecology, evolution, and population biology to address fundamental questions at the interface of ecology and conservation of vertebrates. We combine field observations, field experiments, modeling techniques, and laboratory analyses to answer specific questions at the organismal, population, and species level. Much of our research has focused on the population ecology, evolution, and behavior of mammals, primarily ungulates, due to my interest in mating systems, social behavior, and population dynamics. Although much of my research has revolved around the wild South American camelids, we are not restricted to the study of any one taxon. Rather, we strive to ask interesting and relevant questions regarding conservation, ecology, and evolution.
Students considering working in my lab can visit my Research Opportunities page for more details.