© 2018 by Emily Kane and Christian Cox. Photos by Kane and Cox unless otherwise indicated.

This project is funded by the Student Sustainability Fee.

Student Sustainability Fees at Work!

Dr. Emily Kane

Emily Kane is an expert in fish biology and studies fish functional morphology. Specifically, her lab is interested in understanding how fish form and function relate to their survival in different situations or environments. The lab is currently studying Trinidadian guppies and local sunfish. The lab is also involved in science communication and outreach efforts. Find out more on our website.

Dr. Christian Cox

Christian Cox is an integrative evolutionary biologist who combines physiology, genetics, and transcriptomics to understand the evolution of functional, phenotypic and genetic variation in a broad geographic and temporal context. His research is focused on reptiles and amphibians throughout the United States as well as Panama, Honduras, and elsewhere. Check out his website for more information.

Hannah Cohen

Hannah is a graduate student in Dr. Kane's lab, completing her Master's thesis on local adaptation of feeding biomechanics in fishes, including both Trinidadian guppies and local bluegill sunfish. Hannah is interested in fish predator-prey ecology and understanding how fishes survive and adapt to their environment. She has helped on several fish monitoring projects while at Georgia Southern, where she learned how to identify local fishes, as well as techniques such as electrofishing and seining. 

Lauren Wilson

Lauren is a graduate student in the Cox lab working towards her master’s degree.  She joins the lab from Maryville College, where she studied plant output of aquaponic and hydroponic systems.  Lauren is primarily interested in the tropical ecology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and while at Georgia Southern she is learning about local wildlife with an emphasis on reptiles.  For her graduate thesis she is studying the evolution of coral snake mimicry in the tropics.

Adam Rosso

Adam is a graduate student with the Cox lab. He is generally interested in questions involving reptiles and amphibians. In August 2018, Adam began his research investigating how tropical lizards (Anolis apletophallus) respond to a changing climate by measuring gene expression. Originally from the bay area (Northern California), Adam graduated from University of California, Merced where he studied ecology and evolution. There he gained research experience with the Dr. Aguilar, Dr. Dawson and Dr. Edwards research groups.

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