Lisa Wang

Biosphere 2 Fellow
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Lisa Wang is a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology specializing in animal behavior. She is interested in the role of environmental factors such as diet and ambient light in butterfly color-mediated behavior, which can be a driving force behind color evolution and speciation. Because diet and ambient light are environmental factors, they are subject to rapid anthropogenic environmental changes, which can ultimately affect color-mediated interactions in the natural world. These effects have critical implications for color-mediated evolution and speciation. On a personal level, Lisa is a strong advocate for open, informed, and comprehensible communication between the scientific community and the general public. She is an active participant in science outreach and is exploring science writing as another avenue for science-public engagement.

Accepted Scholar:



Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences