The Stokes Lab works at the intersection of geology and biology to understand how topography changes over time, and how that might affect the evolution of life. Our approach is multi-faceted, we use computational models, remote sensing data, field observations, and molecular data collected in the lab. We have a particular interest in the rivers and freshwater fishes of the southeast US.
Dr. Stokes is recruiting students at the MS and Ph.D levels for 2024 in the Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University. More information can be found on the departmental website. Interested students are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Stokes directly (email@example.com)
Dr. Stokes is a professor at Florida State University in the Department of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Science. She got her start in geology at Rice University before moving to MIT to pursue her doctoral degree with Prof. Taylor Perron. Her Ph.D focused on the causes and consequences of river network reorganization in the Appalachian Mountains and the Amazon River basin. After MIT, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department where she learned to apply molecular methods to research the evolutionary history of freshwater fishes.