Associate Professor & Assistant Curator of Mammals
Terrestrial Conservation Biology
I study the evolution, biogeography and conservation of vertebrates, especially mammals. My recent work has focused on the conservation genetics of flying squirrels and other gliding mammals, the evolution of Galapagos mockingbirds and using non-invasive methods to study mammalian biodiversity in the tropical Andes of Ecuador.
Research in my lab combines a variety of fieldwork and molecular genetic techniques to investigate ecological and evolutionary questions. Graduate students in my lab have studied a wide range of topics, including the conservation genetics of tree voles, the biogeography of Mesoamerican flying squirrels, and the evolution of cyamid whale ectoparasites. Current graduate student research focuses on conservation and andscape genetics of flying squirrels in the Appalachians and carnivore-carnivore interactions in the tropical Andes of Ecuadot.
Dr. Brian Arbogast
Department of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington NC 28403 USA
Phone: (910) 962-2644