Curator of Mammals
  University of Alaska Museum of the North
  907 Yukon Drive
  99775-6960
  tel: 907-474-5998
  link.olson@uaf.edu

  Associate Professor
  Department of Biology and Wildlife

  Research Associate
  Institute of Arctic Biology

 
 
 
Research Interests

Molecular and morphological systematics, biogeography, phylogeography, geographic variation, and natural history of mammals. I favor a synthetic approach to understanding patterns and mechanisms of mammalian diversification, combining lab work, field work, and specimen-based museum research. Current projects include resolving phylogenetic and phylogeographic relationships among Malagasy tenrecs and Southeast Asian treeshrews; and identifying distributional limits and population subdivision in alpine mammals in Alaska.

Microgale taiva, Parc Nacional de Midongy Sud, Madagascar. © L.E. Olson

 

 
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