Research Scientist Emeritus / Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics
As a Conservation Geneticist, his research career has focused on the genetic and demographic problems confronted by small populations, particularly small populations of endangered and threatened species.
Frankham, Richard, Lacy, Robert C., Ballou, Jonathan D., Dudash, Michele R., Eldridge, Mark D. B., Fenster, Charles B., Mendelson, Joseph R., III, Porton, Ingrid J., Ralls, Katherine and Ryder, Oliver A. Species concepts for conservation - Reply to Russello and Amato, Biological Conservation, 170 334-335. 2014.
Rapaport, Lisa G., Kloc, Briana, Warneke, Mark, Mickelberg, Jennifer L. and Ballou, Jonathan D. Do mothers prefer helpers? Birth sex-ratio adjustment in captive callitrichines, Animal Behaviour, 85 (6) 1295-1302. 2013.
Frankham, Richard, Ballou, Jonathan D., Dudash, Michele R., Eldridge, Mark D. B., Fenster, Charles B., Lacy, Robert C., Mendelson III, Joseph R., Porton, Ingrid J., Ralls, Katherine and Ryder, Oliver A. Implications of different species concepts for conserving biodiversity, Biological Conservation, 153 25-31. 2012.
Ralls, Katherine, Brugger, K. and Ballou, Jonathan D. Inbreeding and juvenile mortality in small populations of ungulates, Science, 206 (4422) 1101-1103. 1979.
Lacy, Robert C., Ballou, Jonathan D. and Pollak, John P. PMx: software package for demographic and genetic analysis and management of pedigreed populations, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3 (2) 433-437. 2012.