Kevin Grant McCracken

Assoc. Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-9058
Locator Code:
0421

 
About

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

KUSHLAN CHAIR IN WATERBIRD BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Tropical Ecology
Career

Education

1999Ph.D. Wildlife & Fisheries Louisiana State University
1994B.S. Biology University of Notre Dame

Honors & Acknowledgements

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • Fellow - American Ornithologists’ Union (since 2012)
  • Elective Member - American Ornithologists’ Union (since 2003)
  • Society of Systematic Biologists, Publishers Award for Excellence in Systematic Research, in recognition for the best student paper published in Systematic Biology (1999)
Research

Research

My research interests are in integrative evolutionary biology and the genetics of adaptation. Field studies and analytical methods from a variety of different disciplines including genetics, physiology, protein chemistry, and wildlife population biology are being used to address questions about the process of adaptation and natural selection, at both the molecular level and in whole organisms. Waterfowl and tropical waterbird species inhabiting high-altitude regions of the Andes are of particular interest.