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LiseComte_cropThe research in the lab seeks to understand  why species occur where they do, and what makes them vulnerable to global environmental changes. To answer these questions, we combine both ecological and evolutionary theories to study the processes shaping species niches, the fluctuations in geographical range limits through space and time and the reshuffling of communities. We are also interested in the application of this knowledge to inform conservation and management to better anticipate biodiversity responses in a rapidly changing world. We study freshwater ecosystems – which are sadly among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth – with a special emphasis on freshwater fishes. However, our research interests are diverse and span well beyond streams and rivers!

I’m excited to announce that I will be joining the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in January 2021!

Interested in freshwater biodiversity research and conservation biogeography? We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic graduate students (MS and PhD) to join us in Fall 2021! Prospective students are encouraged to contact Lise Comte:

Contact
Dr Lise Comte – lccomte@ilstu.edu
School of Biological Sciences, Illinois State University

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