Nelson Ting

Department of Anthropology
Institute of Ecology and Evolution

Anthro Office: 302B Condon Hall
Anthro Office Phone: 541-346-5509
Lab Office: 7B Pacific Hall
Lab Office Phone: 541-346-8878

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Ph.D. Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (2008)
M.A. Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia (2001)
B.A. Biology and Anthropology, Washington University StL (1999)

Areas of Specialization
ecological genetics/genomics; molecular ecology; conservation; evolutionary ecology

Research Interests
I am broadly interested in the application of genetics and genomics to understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes shape diversity in wildlife populations, focusing particularly on mammals in the forested regions of the African tropics. What started as nascent interests in evolution and natural history led me to molecular systematics and conservation biology, which further developed into phylogeographic and population genetic approaches to reconstructing population history. More recently, my interests have incorporated landscape genetics, immunogenomics, population genomics, and host-microbe interactions. While these interests vary, they overlap in combining fieldwork, lab work, and computational approaches to generate a better understanding of conservation and health in natural populations. I am also dedicated to translating my science and knowledge to conservation policy and action. To this end, I am a scientific advisor on the Red Colobus Working Group, and I serve as a member of the IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group and the IUCN Conservation Genetics Specialist Group.

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