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Ryan Norris

Ryan Norris

Ryan Norris

Associate Professor, OSU at Lima



4240 Campus Dr.
Lima, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Systematics
  • Mammalogy


  • PhD. University of Vermont
  • M.S. University of Vermont
  • B.S. University of Idaho
My research focuses on determining the evolutionary relationships of rodents and other small mammals and involves questions ranging from deep history to recent patterns in populations. I’ve worked on projects involving integrating genetic data with fossil information, using genetics to uncover how past climate influenced evolution, and developing and applying molecular evolution techniques. The geographic focus of my work largely focuses on poorly studied taxa from West Africa and Central Asia.