Waits, Lisette

Waits, Lisette
University of Idaho

Lisette has focused on the conservation genetics, systematics, molecular ecology and landscape genetics of wild populations with particular focus on endangered carnivores.  Lisette was a co-founder of the Laboratory for Ecological, Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics and the Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations.  She has been a member of a number of interdisciplinary research teams including an NSF-IGERT funded Ph.D. program in biodiversity conservation and sustainable production in Idaho and Costa Rica.  Lisette’s current research projects using molecular genetic techniques to study a variety of threatened or vulnerable species in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Research Interests: 
Conservation Biology Conservation Genetics Molecular Ecology Landscape Genetics Endangered Species Ecology and Management