Associate Professor & Associate Curator of Mammals, UNC Wilmington
Assistant Director, Wildsumaco Biological Station, Ecuador
Research Associate, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
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 and conservation of flying squirrels in Mesoamerica and the Appalachian Mountains, and the mammalian biodiversity of Sumaco Volcano on the east slope of the Andes in Ecuador. Current graduate student research focuses on conservation and landscape genetics of the Cheat Mountain Salamander in West Virginia and the behavioral ecology of hummingbirds and nectar-feeding bats in Ecuador.
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