Because we are interested in the comparative evolutionary genomics in an ecologically-relevant context, some of the research in my lab investigates questions in population and ecological genetics, life history evolution and conservation biology following previous research (Lance et al. 1992, Valenzuela et al. 1997, Valenzuela 2000, Valenzuela 2001a,b,c, Valenzuela & Janzen 2001, Morjan & Valenzuela 2001, Valenzuela et al. 2003, 2004, Pearse et al. 2006).