Science Tonight: Conservation Genetics

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

It’s Science Tonight with Chris Smith! Tonight’s guest is Dr. Elizabeth Kierepka, a conservation geneticist and research biologist with NCMNS and NC State University. Dr. Kierepka uses genomic tools to study wildlife and processes like natural selection, movement, and population size across time and space. Dr. Kierepka has conducted research on badgers, gorillas, tree snakes and more, to support conservation of threatened species and management of invasive ones. Her work can also help us understand how humans impact species across landscapes.

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Tonight’s Guest

Dr. Elizabeth Kierepka is a Research Biologist at NCMNS and Associate Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University. She is a wildlife geneticist with broad interests across ecology and evolution. She investigates various questions across wildlife, from reproductive isolation in evolutionary lineages to evaluating management strategies in invasive species.

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April 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith