Jessica Castillo-Vardaro

Jessica Castillo-Vardaro

Jessica Castillo-Vardaro

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jessica's research interests are in conservation genetics, particularly in investigating how the landscape influences connectivity and genetic structure within and among populations. Her research in the Pringle and Tarnita labs consists of conducting a multi-species population genetics study within the Mpala Research Center, Kenya to understand how the spatial organization of termite mounds influences the population genetic structure of organisms with varied life histories within this community. For her PhD at Oregon State University, Jessica studied American pikas within 12 national parks and wildlife refuges across much of the western United States.