Reece Lab

Evolutionary Genetics and Conservation Biology

Lab Members & Research

Head Honcho


Dr. Joshua Reece



Formally: I am an evolutionary biologist who also works in conservation biology. Students in my lab work on a wide range of projects, but they typically work on either molecular phylogenetics, comparative phylogenetic methods, or conservation planning in the context of climate change.

Informally: I love natural history, field work, and working with students. My hobbies currently include surviving fatherhood.

Graduate Student


Chris Jorgensen


I am a first year graduate student here at Fresno State! My background and interests involve studying the population genetics of mammals, and using phylogenetics to predict how future land use change will effect species of special concern in the next century.

Undergraduate Students


Shelby Moshier


I am an undergraduate biology major interested in studying conservation biology and geographic information systems. In the lab, I am working on a project that involves California’s bird species. For this project, I am investigating the distribution of avian vulnerability on the phylogenetic tree of California’s native birds.

Francisco and Hagfish

Francisco Barajas


I’m a cool dude who likes the fun atmosphere of SF.


Gurjap Dhaliwal


I like trees.