Welcome to the Jha Lab research website! Shalene Jha is an assistant professor in UT Austin’s Section of Integrative Biology.
Broadly, the Jha Lab is interested in landscape genetics, population ecology, community ecology, conservation biology, and foraging ecology. Students and researchers in the lab are investigating how global land use change influences gene flow, foraging patterns, and population viability for plants and animals. Specifically, the lab is actively conducting research on plant and pollinator landscape ecology, plant and pollinator population genetics and disease ecology, and the provision of ecosystem services (e.g., pollination) within human-altered landscapes in California, Texas, Panama, and Mexico.
If you are a prospective graduate student interested in these topics (or any other related topics) – please check out the prospective student page!