Evolution

Display Name Research Abstract
Keith Adams

Genome evolution, polyploidy, duplicate gene fates and evolution, evolution of gene regulation, transcriptomics, alternative splicing, non-coding RNAs

Mary Berbee

Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.

Jonathan Davies

Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.

Sean Graham

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.

Patrick Keeling

Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

Brian Leander

Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

Jae-Hyeok Lee

Life cycle transitions of sexual eukaryote; Molecular mechanisms of nutrient sensing in phototrophic eukaryotes; Ubiquitin-dependent mechansism for chloroplast quality control; Evolution of developmental/epigenetic mechanisms; Macroevolutionary transitions from prokaryotes to eukaryotes and from green algae to land plants; Mitigating climate change by engineering algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Loren Rieseberg

Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution

Michelle Tseng

Aquatic and Insect Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • ​​We investigate the effect of changing environments on insect and aquatic communities
  • We use field and laboratory experiments, syntheses of published literature, and natural history collections to investigate ecological and evolutionary responses to climate and habitat change
  • Our work is grounded in ecological and evolutionary theory and we tackle both basic and applied questions