External Professor

Pamela is an evolutionary biologist and studies how human activities affect the evolution of species, focusing on the evolution of birds in urban environments and the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria in urban and agricultural areas. She is particularly interested in how multiple stressors interact to affect the ecological and evolutionary trajectories of populations.  She received her BA in Biology from Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges, her PhD in Evolutionary Biology from University of California at San Diego, and conducted post-doctoral work in the Center for Genomics Research at Harvard University’s Center for Genomics Research and the Systems Biology Department at Harvard Medical School. She has been at UCLA since 2013.