Stephen A. Karl
Researcher, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology
Molecular Ecology, Evolution, Conservation and Population Genetics
My main interests are in evolution, population genetics, and conservation biology. I use molecular techniques (mainly the analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA) to evaluate processes operating within and among natural populations. My goal is to provide information on the evolution and ecology of animals that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to obtain by classical methodology. My research is based in the philosophy that much insight into the secret lives of animals can be gained by combining ecology, genetics and molecular biology.