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Genome evolution, polyploidy, duplicate gene fates and evolution, evolution of gene regulation, transcriptomics, alternative splicing, non-coding RNAs
Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.
Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.
The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.
Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.
Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.
Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.
Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.
Spider systematics and evolution.
Ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, macroecology, scaling, fire behaviour and effects.
|Laura Wegener Parfrey||
Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome
Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution
The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.
NEW: *I am accepting 1-2 students for fall 2023 to investigate (a) plankton responses to warming, (b) relationships between tree traits and insect diversity, or (c) mosquito ecology and evolution. Please email me for more information. Prospective students must be eligible to apply for external funding*
Aquatic and Insect Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.