Dr. George Brooks is an evolutionary ecologist using theory to address global challenges in conservation. As a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech, he’s investigating filial cannibalism in hellbenders and global patterns of life-history evolution across vertebrates. Additional research topics to date include global amphibian diversity and flatwoods salamander recovery.
Brooks completed his PhD at Virginia Tech, during which he developed demographic models to inform the recovery plan of flatwoods salamanders. Before moving to America, he completed his master’s degree at the University of Sheffield studying the evolution of live birth in reptiles. Outside of academia, Brooks has worked as an environmental control adviser for Biffa Waste Services Limited.