Kurt Galbreath, PhD
2119 New Science Facility
2009. PhD – Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University “Of pikas and parasites: biogeography of an alpine host-parasite assemblage”
I study the diversity and historical biogeography/phylogeography of northern faunas, with a particular focus on parasites and their mammalian hosts across Asia and North America. My research combines museum-based field collections with laboratory-based molecular studies to study the consequences of past environmental perturbations (e.g., climatic cooling and warming) for population demography, diversification, and community assembly.