Bonnie works in the field of ecological genetics where her research involves the use of molecular genetic markers to study conservation, restoration, and aquaculture and metagenomics (investigation of genetic material obtained directly from environmental samples). Her favorite questions to ask and answer relate to how human impacts affect the genetic "health" of natural populations and how we can amend and restore natural populations and habitats. She presently is Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, a department that integrates biological systems, neurobiology, ecology, behavior, and biodiversity to uncover and synthesize knowledge that is crucial for our understanding of how we function and interact with our environments and that can change our perception of how we ultimately fit in the Universe.
Ph.D., Oceanography, Old Dominion University
B.S., Biology, University of Alabama Birmingham
BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
Hamner, S., Brown, B., Hasan, N., Franklin, M., Doyle, J., Eggers, M., . . . Ford, T. (n.d.). Metagenomic Profiling of Microbial Pathogens in the Little Bighorn River, Montana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1097. doi:10.3390/ijerph16071097