Welcome to the new Hickerlab! We are now in the Biology Department of the City College of New York and a member of the CUNY subprogram in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. You can find more information about joining the lab here and contact me for more details (mhickerson at ccny at cuny at edu)
We focus on developing and applying computational and statistical methods that merge population genetics with community ecology. In so doing, we seek to answer questions about the interplay between climate change, shifting species distributions, species formation, extinction and changes in ecological interactions. We work across a range of empirical systems and develop the tools of approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) for incorporating hierarchical multi-species population models and testing community-level hypotheses.