Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Wisconsin Fishery
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Wisconsin Fishery Staff Member


Jared Homola

Jared Homola

Assistant Unit Leader
Email: jhomola@usgs.gov
Alt. Email: jhomola@uwsp.edu

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Education

  • Ph D University of Maine 2018
  • MS Grand Valley State University 2013
  • BS Michigan State University 2010

Biography

I joined the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit as the Assistant Unit Leader in 2021. Prior to working with USGS, I performed postdoctoral research at Michigan State University, graduate work at University of Maine (PhD) and Grand Valley State University (MS), and earned an undergraduate degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.

Teaching Interest

I enjoy teaching courses focused on conservation genetics, R and UNIX-based computer programing for ecologists, and professional development for students interested in fish and wildlife research and management.

Research Interest

I am a conservation geneticist that focuses on ecological and evolutionary questions that have immediate potential to influence policy and inform conservation. My research program is highly collaborative across disciplines, universities, and agencies. My past work has focused on understanding and anticipating ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental pressures, including climate change, land use change, disease, and harvest. At UW-Stevens Point, I direct the Molecular Conservation Genetics Laboratory where we emphasis research that address Unit cooperator needs using genomic, bioinformatic, and statistical toolsets.

Research Publications Publication Date
Homola, J.J., C.S. loftin, K.M. Cammen, C.C. Helbing, I. Birol, T.F. Schultz, and M.T. Kinnison. 2019. Replicated landscape genomics identifies evidence of local adaptation to urbanization in wood frogs. Journal of Heredity 110:707-719. DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esz041 October 2019
Homola, J.J., C.S. Loftin, and M.T. Kinnison. 2019. Landscape genetics reveals unique and shared effects of urbanization for two sympatric pool-breeding amphibians. Ecology and Evolution. 9:11799-11823. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5685 October 2019
Simmons, Levi
Master's
lsimm290@uwsp.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
J.J. Homola, S.R. Smith, B. Lorencen, J.D. Robinson, and K.T. Scribner. March 2021. Geometric morphometrics and genomics reveal rapid adaptation to novel environments in the invasive range of round gobies. Annual Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual. March 2021
J.J. Homola, M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2016. Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians across a changing landscape. Poster. Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit's Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting, Orono, ME. 23 March. March 2016
Homola, J.J., S.L. Belknap, K.R. Tanaka, C.S. Loftin, and M.T. Kinnison. 2017. Differential gene expression associated with epizootic shell disease infection in wild-caught American lobster. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL. 20-24 August. August 2017
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2018. Landscape genetics reveals differing effects of urbanization for two sympatric pool-breeding amphibian species. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Freshwater Science, 20-24 May, Detroit, MI. May 2018
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2017. Comparative population structure of two pool breeding amphibian species in an urbanizing landscape. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Evolution, Portland, OR, 23-27 June. June 2017
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2017. Comparative landscape genetics of two vernal pool amphibians in an urbanizing landscape. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 5-8 June. June 2017
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2016. Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians across a changing landscape. Presentation at the Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, MA. April 2016
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2016. Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians across a changing landscape. Presentation at the Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit's Annual Coordinating Committee Meeting, Orono, ME. 23 March. March 2016
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2016. Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians across a changing landscape. Oral presentation at the University of Maine Graduate and Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bangor, ME. 27 April 27. April 2016
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Ecoevolutionary responses of spatially structured species experiencing climatic changes. Harold W. Borns Symposium, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 9-10 April. April 2015
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Comparative population structure of vernal pool amphibians in a developing landscape. 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, 19-21 April, Newport, RI. April 2015
Homola, J.J., M.T. Kinnison, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Adapting to transforming environments: consequences of climate change and urbanization on vernal pool amphibians. Maine Association of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Brunswick, ME, 24 March. March 2015
Homola, J.J., K.M. Cammen, C.S. Loftin, C.C. Helbing, I.Birol, T.F. Schultz, and M.T. Kinnison. 2018. Replicated landscape genomic study design identifies evidence of local adaptation to urbanization in a pool-breeding amphibian species. Presentation at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 5-10 August, New Orleans, LA. August 2018
Homola, J. J., T.M. Waring, C.S. Loftin, and M.T. Kinnison. 2019. Effects of landscape spatial and temporal autocorrelation on likelihood of population recovery following environmental change. Presentation at the 2019 Evolution meeting, 21-25 June, Providence, RI. June 2019
Technical Publications Publication Date
Yen, T.Y., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman, P.S. Forsythe, E.A. Baker, J. Kanefsky, J.J. Homola, and C. Davis. 2011. Relative larval loss among females during dispersal of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:459-469. August 2011
Homola, J.J., K.T. Scribner, R.F. Elliott, M.C. Donofrio, J. Kanefsky, K.M. Smith, and J.N. McNair. 2012. Genetic assessment of natural inter-population straying rates for spawning populations of lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens across the Lake Michigan basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1374-1388. August 2012
Homola, J.J., K.T. Scribner, E.A. Baker, and N.A. Auer. 2010. Genetic assessment of straying rates of wild and hatchery reared lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Lake Superior tributaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:798-802. December 2010
Homola, J.J., J. Kanefsky, K.T. Scribner, T.G. Kalish, and M.A. Tonello. 2012. Genetic identification of two putative world record Michigan salmonids resolves stakeholder and manager questions. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:176-179. March 2012
Homola, J.J., C.R. Ruetz III, S.L. Kohler, and R.A. Thum. 2014. Weak effects of a microsporidian parasite on a benthic fish in Michigan streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:915-926. June 2014