A diversity of research tactics are employed in the lab, but a common approach is to integrate phylogeographic and population genetic studies with ecological field work.

Research in the lab includes projects on salamanders, frogs, snakes, 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. Most recently, we have also started some exciting local conservation studies investigating the impacts of roads on animal diversity and movement patterns.

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!