A diversity of research tactics are employed, but a common approach is to integrate phylogeographic and population genetic studies with ecological field work. Geometric morphometric techniques are commonly used to quantify phenotypes.

Research in the lab includes projects on salamanders, turtles, and damselflies. 

We are interested in the evolution of organismal biodiversity, including species formation, biogeography, adaptation, and natural selection. The approach is grounded in organismal biology while pursuing a modern research agenda.

Ohio University

Department of Biological Sciences

Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Ohio Center for Ecology & Evolutionary Studies (OCEES)


Office: Life Science Building 233

Office Phone: 740-597-3098

Lab: Life Science Building 260

Campus Mailing address: 107 Irvine Hall

Athens, OH 45701

Welcome to the Kuchta lab!