Giovanni Tolentino Ramos
Department of Mammalogy, Sam Noble OklahomaMuseum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma
2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072-7029
Giovanni Tolentino Ramos is a second year PhD student in the Lanier Lab at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He is interested in population genetics, landscape genetics, climate change, conservation and biogeography.
Giovanni graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. During his time as an undergraduate, Giovanni conducted behavioral studies at the National Wildlife Research Center in Hilo, Hawai‘i that aimed to eradicate invasive house mice (Mus musculus)on tropical island systems. His interest in genetics was the result of his participation in a project that studied the differences between mutant strains ecolsion behavior in fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster). For his dissertation, Giovanni is studying the role of landscape features in shaping population dynamics and the effects of climate change on population persistence of collared pikas, a species found in Alaska and Northwestern Canada.