Lisa has broad interests in ecology and evolutionary biology including population genetics and phylogenetics.  Her Honor’s Thesis at the University of Florida involved studying the phylogeography of the Southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis) using historical museum specimens.  Currently she is studying the population genetics of multiple common frog species that occur in the southeastern U.S. including several barrier islands.  She is also working on collaborative projects to generate a multi-locus phylogeny of Pseudacris and to study the phylogeography and conservation genetics of the Illinois Chorus Frog (P. illinoensis) and Strecker’s Chorus Frog (P. streckeri).