J. Andrew DeWoody

J. Andrew DeWoody

Welcome to Andrew DeWoody’s homepage at Purdue University!  Andrew is a Professor and University Faculty Scholar with appointments in Forestry & Natural Resources (FNR) as well as in Biological Sciences.  He served a three-year stint as Associate Head of FNR from 2011-2014.

Research Interests:

Evolutionary genetics and genomics; molecular ecology and evolution; natural history; conservation biology; wildlife and fisheries management.

My lab group uses massively parallel sequencing, single nucleotide polymorphisms, and microsatellite markers to study otherwise cryptic aspects of biology.  My graduate students work on a variety of questions in ecology and evolution, including conservation issues (e.g., eagle demography and whale population structure).

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Our work has been funded by a variety of state, regional, and federal agencies. These include the Indiana Department of Transportation/Joint Transportation Research Program, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the National Birds of Prey Trust, the USDA, the USFWS, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Geographic Society. Most of our long-term funding has come from the National Science Foundation.