I am a molecular ecologist and research in my lab integrates concepts and methods from population genetics, conservation biology and landscape ecology. We use a combination of field and lab techniques to investigate factors that affect the genetic diversity, and spatial genetic structure, of populations. Applied aspects of our research relate to conservation, habitat fragmentation, and the management of invasive and pest species.
Degrees and Institutions
PhD: University of Alberta (Environmental Biology & Ecology)
BSc: University of Toronto (Biology)
Biology 3442F: Conservation Biology
Biology 3444F: Molecular Ecology
Siu, J. C., D. Koscinski and N. Keyghobadi. 2016. Swallowtail butterflies show positive edge responses predicted by resource use. Landscape Ecology. doi:10.1007/s10980-016-0385-7.
Epps, C. W. and N. Keyghobadi. 2015. Landscape genetics in a changing world: disentangling historical and contemporary influences and inferring change. Molecular Ecology 24: 6021-6040.
Millette, K. and N. Keyghobadi. 2015. The relative influence of habitat amount and configuration on genetic structure across multiple spatial scales. Ecology and Evolution. 5: 73-86.
Caplins, S. A., K. J. Gilbert, C. Ciotir, J. Roland, S. F. Matter and N. Keyghobadi. 2014. Landscape structure and the genetic effects of a population collapse. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciencesdoi:10.1098/rspb.2014.1798.
Maxwell, S. A., H. M. A. Thistlewood and N. Keyghobadi. 2014. Population genetic structure of the western cherry fruit fly, Rhagoletis indifferens (Diptera: Tephritidae) in British Columbia, Canada. Agricultural & Forest Entomology 16: 33-44
Crawford, L. A., D. Koscinski and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. A call for more transparent reporting of error rates: The quality of AFLP data in ecological and evolutionary research. Molecular Ecology. Online early, doi: 10.1111/mec.12069.
Keyghobadi, N., D. Koscinski, J. D. Weintraub and D. M. Fonseca. 2012. Historical specimens reveal past relationships and current conservation status of populations in a declining species: the regal fritillary butterfly. Insect Conservation and Diversity. Online early, doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00208.x.
Rasic, G. and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. The pitcher plant flesh fly exhibits a mixture of patchy and metapopulation attributes. Journal of Heredity 103: 703-710.
Rasic, G. and N. Keyghobadi. 2012. From broad scale patterns to fine scale processes: habitat structure influences genetic differentiation in the pitcher plant midge across multiple spatial scales. Molecular Ecology 21: 223-236.
Crawford L. A., S. Desjardins and N. Keyghobadi. 2011. Fine-scale genetic structure of an endangered population of the Mormon metalmark butterfly (Apodemia mormo) revealed using AFLPs. Conservation Genetics 12: 991-1001.