Welcome to the Chavez Lab! We are in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology and the Museum of Biological Diversity at The Ohio State University. Our lab’s research is primarily interested in studying the patterns and processes of mammalian diversification. We are an integrative biology lab and use expertise in evolutionary biology, genomics, ecology, and animal behavior to study topics such as demographic inference, phylogeography, genetic architecture of both ecologically important traits and reproductive isolation, morphological evolution, and behavioral ecology. We also have experience in applied research and have worked on conservation issues of endangered species and wildlife management.