Hickerson is interested in developing flexible and computationally powerful methods that integrate phylogeographic data with other data types to uncover the processes driving biogeographic shifts, speciation, extinction and consequent changes in ecological interactions at the community-scale. On the empirical front, Hickerson’s post-doc (K. Ilves) and two graduate students (T. Demos and J.T. Boehm) are collecting comparative phylogeographic data from a variety of eco-systems. Hickerson has been assistant professor at City University of New York (Queens) since the spring of 2007, received his Ph.D. from Duke in 2003 and was a postdoctoral researcher from 2003 – 2006 with Craig Moritz at the University of California at Berkeley.
University of New York