Marko Lab

Biogeography, Evolution, and Conservation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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Welcome to the Marko lab at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  Our lab uses molecular genetics to ask questions about basic science and applied research in the ocean, from the evolution of new species to what fish are on your plate. Much of our research is focused on large spatial scales, so our work takes us around the world in search of new specimens, populations, and species.

Hot off the press:  Live coral cover can be estimated with eDNA, the genetics of larval dispersal, a watertight case for a young Isthmus of Panama.

Coming soon:  Gene flow and speciation in barnacles, geographic origin of the Sitka periwinkle.

Lab News

Patrick’s MS published

  in Environmental DNA

Jessica accepted into Animal

  Behavior Program at UC Davis

Claire wins Lewis and

  Clark Fund award

Research In The News