Evolutionary Biology; Ecology; Reproduction; Animal Behavior
Dr. Soper's area of expertise is evolutionary biology & ecology. Her lab has a wide variety of projects because she maintains multiple collaborations to provide an array of experiences to her undergraduate research students. Most recently her work has focused on host/parasite distribution and abundance of freshwater snails and their parasites in Michigan, AI development using ROV-collected video footage of deep-sea habitats that can be used to glean biodiversity data, and growth and gene expression in an endangered stony coral. Visit the Soper Lab webpage for more information.