Sophia Stoltz (Ph. D. candidate)
I began my PhD with the Husband lab in 2018, after completing my BSc at the University of Guelph. I am interested in the genetic and ecological factors affecting the ability of populations to recover following a severe population decline. My PhD research focuses on genetic diversity and its implications for evolutionary rescue and restoration of the endangered American chestnut. To address this topic, I plan to use a variety of approaches from modelling the recovery of these populations in a theoretical context, to range-wide population genetic structure analyses, and gene expression experiments.