I am a Wildlife Forensic Scientist with the National Fish & Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon. I specialize in the forensic identification of mammals in the wildlife trade. This site describes some of my current research aimed at 1) identifying species impacted by wildlife trade, and 2) developing methods to facilitate forensic identification of victims of the wildlife trade. This site also describes some of my past and ongoing research associated with my graduate studies at Stony Brook University and my former position as a Post-doctoral Scientist in the Primate Genomics Lab at The George Washington University. In this research, I use genetic, ecological, and behavioral data to understand how evolutionary processes have shaped variation in primate traits, with particular focus on primate signaling and signal-detection systems.
Contact: rlynjacobs (at) gmail (dot) com