Faculty Members in Evolution

Name Research abstract
Keith Adams

Genome evolution, polyploidy, duplicate gene evolution, evolution of gene regulation

Amy Angert

Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.

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.

Naomi Fast

Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.

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

Molecular genetics of sexual development in green algae, focusing on gene regulatory networks and cell wall assembly; Phylogenomics study of developmental mechanisms for the evolution of land plants from their green algal ancestors; Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Loren Rieseberg

Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.

Michelle Tseng

We are fascinated with the natural world around us and how this world will look in the future, in light of ongoing habitat and climate change.  We study the evolutionary and ecological processes that help or hinder responses to changing environments.  We test ecological and evolutionary theory using laboratory and field experiments with aquatic plankton communities, insects, and parasites. 

Jeannette Whitton

Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.