Biodiversity, Systematics, & Evolution
Welcome to the Harris Lab in the Dept. of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama! Our research is involved with understanding phylogenetic and biogeographic components of biological diversity, focusing on freshwater fishes and snails and terrestrial snails. In order to address various questions, we use an array of tools, including traditional (e.g., morphological, ecological, and life history) and molecular (e.g., genomic/transcriptomic sequences, SNPs) data, historical and ecological biogeography, paleohydrology, and population genetics. Integrating these disciplines falls within the context of phylogenetics, phylogeography, and population/conservation genetics. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact me.