Mark Alan McPeek

Academic Appointments
  • David T. McLaughlin Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Professor, Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society Graduate Program

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist. I use both empirical and theoretical approaches to understand the ecological processes that determine the distributions and abundances of organisms today and that shaped the adaptation and diversification of these organisms in the past. I try to integrate ideas, data, and approaches from various disciplines, including population and community ecology, population genetics, molecular systematics, comparative biology, macroevolution, and paleontology.


(603) 646-2389
Life Sciences Center, Room 022
HB 6044


Biological Sciences


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • B.S. University of Kentucky
  • M.S. University of Kentucky
  • Ph.D. Michigan State University

Selected Publications