Assistant Professor, Evolutionary Ecology and Organismal Biology
- Ph.D.,Ecology, University of California Davis, 2011
- B.S., Biology, University of Maryland, 2005
Frances Sivakoff is an insect ecologist with a broad range of interests, including population and community ecology as well as spatial ecology and conservation. In my research, I aim to contribute both to solving real-world problems and answering basic questions in ecology. Her research centers around using innovative landscape approaches to understand what drives species distributions and abundances. Understanding these factors is important whether our aim is to reduce populations, as is the case of agricultural pests, or to bolster them, as is the goal in conservation and endangered species management.