Alan Downey-Wall

belize_2013047Alan is interested in evolutionary and ecological connectivity among populations of reef fishes. Alan’s research will determine genomic differentiation among populations of lionfish (Pterois volitans) in its invaded range using restriction site associated DNA sequencing (RAD-Seq). Alan will also determine levels of self-recruitment to populations of lionfish using genetic parentage analysis. Understanding the scales of connectivity among populations of the lionfish will allow us to better determine whether local, targeted removals will be an effective control mechanism for these invasive predators.