Evolutionary Ecology of Environmental Change

We are interested in the evolutionary ecology of small population size and environmental change. Current research includes experiments and field surveys to understand the extent of divergence among nearby populations, long-term phenotypic change within populations, mechanisms underlying adaptation to urban/rural gradients and habitat heterogeneity in general, and the genetic consequences of stress and environmental change.

Head of group: Dr. Josh Van Buskirk

Research themes:

  • Climate change and environmental stress
  • Evolution of phenotypic plasticity
  • Evolutionary consequences of small population size
  • Ecology of urban environments