Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
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Stacey Lance is an Associate Research Scientist at SREL. Her research is driven by a desire to both preserve variation and to understand the evolutionary factors involved in its maintenance. She approaches her research by considering the connection of evolutionary processes at hierarchical levels. For example, she examines local scale processes such as breeding strategies, survivorship, and dispersal, which all impact effective population size and ultimately the maintenance and distribution of genetic diversity within and among populations. In addition she examines the impact of environmental contaminants on the ecology, behavior, and genetics of organisms. She primarily studies mammals, amphibians, and crocodilians. She also oversees the SREL DNA laboratory and develops genetic markers, mostly microsatellites, for the scientific community.