Melissa H. Pespeni

“... ecological genomics in a diverse and changing world.”


My goal as an evolutionary biologist is to better understand the processes that generate and maintain the incredible diversity of life that exists on this planet.  My work spans from the exuberance displayed in horned beetles to the nuances of evolutionary change to survive climate change.  To understand how organisms function in and are shaped by their environment, I integrate genomics, physiology, developmental biology, and ecology. 

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Biology

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

mpespeni (at) indiana (dot) edu

mpespeni (at) gmail (dot) com