I am an evolutionary ecologist with keen interests in genetics and genomics, adaptation, and conservation biology.
I am a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University where I utilize approaches from evolutionary biology and population genetics, along with modern whole-genome sequencing to study problems in wildlife conservation.
Have a look at my current CV here.
Course Instructor, Concepts in Sexual Selection Theory (BIONB 4200)
Guest Lecturer, Sex, Genes, and Evolution (BIO 1250), 2012
University of Arizona
Graduate Teaching Associate:
Animal Behavior, ECOL487 (69 students), 2008
Vertebrate Physiology, ECOL437 (32/30/30 students), 2006, 2008, 2009
Evolution of Animal Form & Function, ECOL330 (35 students), 2004
Evolution of Animal Form & Function (ECOL330), 2004 - 2006
Ornithology (ECOL484/584), 2007
High School Science Teacher (Hyde School, Bath, ME)
Biology, Biology II, and Chemistry (ca. 30 students x 3 sections per semester), 2001 – 2003
Blankers, T., Oh, K. P., and K. L. Shaw. The genetics of behavioral isolation in an island system. Genes (preprint) Accepted (minor revisions)
Oh, K. P., Aldridge, C. L., Forbey, J. S., Dadabay, C. Y., and S. J. Oyler-McCance. Conservation genomics in the sagebrush sea: population divergence and adaptive metabolic variation in sage-grouse. In review
Oyler-McCance, S. J., Oh, K. P., Zimmerman, S., and C. L. Aldridge. Genomics of Sage-grouse (Invited Chapter) in P. A. Hohenlohe, Ed. Population Genomics: Wildlife. Springer. In review
Blankers, T., Oh, K. P., and K. L. Shaw. Parallel genomic architecture underlies repeated sexual signal divergence in Hawaiian Laupala crickets. In revision
Oh, K. P., and K. L. Shaw. Axes of multivariate sexual signal divergence among incipient species: concordance with selection, genetic variation, and phenotypic plasticity. In prep
Zimmerman, S., Oh, K. P., Cornman, R. S., Aldridge, C. L., and S. J. Oyler-McCance. Investigation of local adaptation in Gunnison sage-grouse populations. In prep
17. Blankers, T., Oh, K. P., Bombarely, A., and K. L. Shaw. The genomic architecture of a rapid island radiation: recombination rate variation, chromosome structure, and genome assembly of the Hawaiian cricket Laupala. Genetics 209(4) early online
16. Oyler-McCance, S. J., Oh, K. P., Langin, K. M., and C. L. Aldridge. 2016. A field ornithologist’s guide to genomics: practical considerations for ecology and conservation. The Auk 133(4):626-648.
15. Oh, K. P. and K. L. Shaw. 2013. Multivariate sexual selection in a rapidly evolving speciation phenotype. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences 280: 20130482.
14. Oh, K. P., Conte, G. and K. L. Shaw. 2013. Founder effects and the evolution of asymmetrical sexual isolation in a rapidly-speciating clade. Current Zoology 59: 230-238.
13. Oh, K. P., Fergus, D. J., Grace, J. L. and K. L. Shaw. 2012. Interspecific genetics of speciation phenotypes: song and preference coevolution in Hawaiian crickets. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1500-1512.
12. Shaw, K. L., Ellison, C. K., Oh, K. P. and C. Wiley. 2011. Pleiotropy, “sexy” traits, and speciation. Behavioral Ecology 22: 1154-1155.
11. Oh, K. P. 2011. Inclusive fitness of ‘kissing cousins’: new evidence of a role for kin selection in the evolution of extra-pair mating in birds. Molecular Ecology 20: 2657-2659.
10. Oh, K. P. and A. V. Badyaev. 2010. Structure of social networks in a passerine bird: consequences for sexual selection and the evolution of mating strategies. American Naturalist 176: E80-E89. media coverage: 1,2,3,4
9. Stein, L. R., Oh, K. P. and A. V. Badyaev. 2010. Fitness consequences of male provisioning of incubating females in a desert passerine bird. Journal of Ornithology 151: 227-234.
8. Oh, K. P. and A. V. Badyaev. 2009. Isolation and characterization of seventeen microsatellite loci for the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 1029-1031. journal cover
7. Oh, K. P. and A. V. Badyaev. 2008. Evolution of adaptation and mate choice: Parental relatedness affects expression of phenotypic variance in a natural population. Evolutionary Biology 35: 111-124.
6. Badyaev, A. V., Young, R. L., Oh, K. P., and C. Addison. 2008. Evolution on a local scale: Developmental, functional, and genetic bases of divergence in bill form and associated changes in song structure between adjacent habitats. Evolution 62: 1951-1964. journal cover
5. Badyaev, A. V., and K. P. Oh. 2007. Environmental induction and phenotypic retention of adaptive maternal effects. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8:3 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-3.
4. Lindstedt, E., Oh, K. P., and A. V. Badyaev. 2007. Ecological, social, and genetic contingency of extrapair behavior in a socially monogamous bird. Journal of Avian Biology 38: 214-238.
3. Oh, K. P. and A. V. Badyaev. 2006. Adaptive genetic complementarity in mate choice coexists with preference for elaborate sexual traits. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences 273: 1913-1919. media coverage: 1,2,3
2. Badyaev, A. V., Hamstra, T. L., Oh, K. P., and D. Acevedo Seaman. 2006. Sex-biased maternal effects reduce ectoparasite-induced mortality in a passerine bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States 103: 14406-14411.
1. Badyaev, A. V., Oh, K. P., and R. Mui. 2006. Evolution of sex-biased maternal effects in birds: II. Contrasting sex-specific oocyte competition in native and recently established populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 909-921.
Oh, K. P. 2001. The influence of age and sex on territory size in Savannah sparrows (Passerculus sandwichensis). BA honors thesis, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME