Bernie May

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University 1980

Research Interests

  • My current research interests are in the partitioning of genetic variation within and among natural populations and in ways to determine the "genetic health", "genetic integrity", and "evolutionary value" of individual populations. I employ a variety of molecular markers (microsatellites, SNPs, AFLPs,microarrays, etc.) and work on a diversity of organisms (fish, mammals, birds, fungi, plants) in my studies of population genetics. We also do some work with the genetics of aquacultural species.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Conservation Ecology, Ecological Genomics and Genetics


  • Animal Science