Beth Sheets


I'm a population genomicist and bioinformatician currently in the Computational Genomics Platform at the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute. I work towards creating open, reproducible genomic science. My research training and interests include studying evolutionary processes that can help inform conservation practices.


Population genomics of a rocky intertidal barnacle along a latitudinal cline

Accurate connectivity measurements require cryptic species identification


Some of my favorite moments from the field:

Palau Archipelago

Can we predict where heat tolerant corals live?

Ischia, Italy

Genomics of corals living under high CO2 near volcanic vents

Ofu, Manu'a, American Samoa

Can corals adapt to climate change?

Ihlabela, São Palo, Brazil

International collaborations to approach evolutionary questions

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Training in tropical taxonomy at the Smithsonian

My photo of Botrylloides nigrum from Bocas featured on the journal cover:

St. Eustatius, Netherlands Antilles

Sea turtle conservation in the Caribbean

Red Sea/Jordan & Israel

NSF-IRES Program: Population dynamics of anemones and their symbiotic fish in the Red Sea