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