Ben Vernasco, Ph.D.

I am an integrative organismal biologist fascinated by the causes and consequences of variation in fitness-related traits and behaviors. I use an integrative approach to address applied and fundamental ecological and evolutionary questions in both free-living and captive animals.

My research combines modern technologies and molecular techniques to gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of intraspecific and interspecific variation. 

I am currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Dr. Heather Watts at Washington State University. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Applied Vertebrate Ecology from the Wildlife Department at Humboldt State University. I then conducted my doctoral research at Virginia Tech and was co-advised by Drs. Ignacio Moore and Brandt Ryder. 

email: ben.vernasco [at] wsu [dot] edu