Sarah Jean McPeek
PhD student in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior at the University of Virginia
B.A. with highest honors in Biology at Kenyon College, 2019
I am fascinated by the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape our weird and wonderful world. In my research, I explore how an individual’s behavior can contribute to population and species evolution by combining techniques from classical behavioral ecology with quantitative genetics and theoretical modeling. I firmly believe that science is most valuable when it is appreciable by all. Hence, on my blog page Lively Discussions, I discuss questions, discoveries, concepts, and various odd thoughts from the ever-developing perspective of a scientist-in-training. I strive to conduct and communicate science with integrity, clarity, and creativity.