Oliver Lab

University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

  1. -Evolutionary Ecology & Genomics of Reef Corals

  2. -Organismal Response to Environmental Change

  3. -Effective Marine Management Strategies

My research applies genomic and bioinformatic tools to study the spatial and genomic patterns of natural selection. I study a range of marine organisms, from microbes, to urchins, to corals.

   In so doing, I target systems that are particularly sensitive to climate change effects, like reef corals, and I use selection patterns across current environmental gradients to better understand ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental change. In collaboration with international conservation organizations, I also work to incorporate these perspectives on climate change resilience into conservation planning in both the developing world, in Madagascar, and in the more developed central Pacific, in Hawai’i and American Samoa.


Oliver Lab - UH Biology