Ian Wang studies the ways in which geographic and environmental variation shape patterns of genetic and morphological variation. His major research interests lie within three areas in this general framework: 1) landscape genetics, 2) ecological and conservation genomics, and 3) phenotypic evolution.
Current research projects in his lab include:
- Landscape genetic studies through time in amphibians and reptiles from California
- Convergence and parallel evolution in the adapative radiation of Anolis lizards
- Variation in aposematic traits in poison frogs
- Conservation genetics in urban-wildland habitat mosaics
Across all of these topics, the work in his lab seeks to integrate genetic, ecological, and landscape data, using a variety of approaches, to gain a more complete understanding of natural diversity.