Allan Strand

College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9189
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Ph.D., 1997, New Mexico State University

Research Interests

  • Plant evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography and conservation

Current and planned research projects

  • Biogeography of Sea Rocket
  • Empirical and statistical approaches for estimating seed dispersal rates in beach plants
  • Conservation of beach plants
  • Conservation genetics of captive freshwater fish
  • Hybridization in Sarracenia
  • Simulations of landscape-level population genetics


  • Cushman, E. L.; Jue, N. K.; Strand, A. E. & Sotka, E. E. Population structure of gag Mycteroperca microlepis (Goode & Bean) in the southeastern United States: the power of genetic simulations in estimating dispersal Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 2009, In Press
  • TOSSM: an R package for assessing performance of genetic analytical methods in a management context.  Karen K. Martien, Dave Gregovich, Mark V. Bravington, André E. Punt, Allan E. Strand, David A. Tallmon, and Barbara L. Taylor.  Molecular Ecology Resources, 2009, In  Press
  • Viricel, A.; Garcia, P.; Strand, A. E.; Rosel, P. E. & Ridoux, V.  Insights on common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) social organization from genetic analysis of a mass-stranded pod  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2008, DOI 10.1007/s00265-008-0648-7 pdf
  • Strand, A.; Pritchard, S.; McCormack, M.; Davis, M. & Oren, R.  Irreconcilable differences: fine root lifespans and soil carbon persistence  Science, 2008, 319, 456-458 pdf
  • Strand, A. E. & Niehaus, J. M.  kernelPop, a spatially-explicit population genetic simulation engine Molecular Ecology Notes, 2007, 7, 969-973 pdf