I am fascinated by the diversity of questions that can be addressed with molecular techniques. Through use of genetic, epigenetic, and microbial sequencing technologies, I am applying an integrative molecular approach to the study of wildlife populations facing disease. I additionally study the genetic effects of urban colonization and range expansion, with prior experience in method development for noninvasive genetic monitoring of carnivore species.
DeCandia, A., K. Brzeski, E. Heppenheimer, C. Caro, G. Camenisch, C. Driscoll, and B. vonHoldt (2019) Urban colonization through multiple genetic lenses: The city fox phenomenon revisited. Ecology and Evolution.
DeCandia, A., A. Dobson, and B. vonHoldt (2018) Toward an integrative molecular approach to wildlife disease. Conservation Biology 32:798–807.