Cornell Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
the Geber Lab


Monica A. Geber

        My research falls into three areas at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. First, my main focus is on the genetic and ecological limits to adaptive evolution. Second I am interested in the direct and indirect links between species diversity and community change, on the one hand, and genetic diversity and evolution within species, on the other. Finally, I have had a long-standing interest in interactions between plants and their pollinators and the consequences of these interactions for plant mating system evolution.

Publications



Curriculum Vitae

Education
Ph.D. University of Utah - Population Biology/Genetics, May 1989
M.Sc.
Oregon State University - Population Biology/Genetics, May 1982
B.A.
Reed College - Mathematics, May 1978

Professional Experience
2005
Visiting Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of Arizona
2000
Visiting Professor, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California at Davis
1997-present
Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (formerly Section of Ecology and Systematics), Cornell University
1990-1997
Assistant Professor, Section of Ecology and Systematics, Division of Biological Sciences, Cornell University
1989-1990
Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University (Dr. M. A. Watson)
1989
Postdoctoral Instructor, University of Utah (Course: "Methods of Multivariate Statistical Analysis")

Honors and Fellowships
1995-1999
Senior Research Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
1995-1997
Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow
1984-1989
NIH Genetics Training Fellowship
1984
Smithsonian Institute Short-term Fellowship
1984
Noyes Fellowship, Organization for Tropical Studies
1984
Park Teacher's Fellowship, University of Utah
2000
Phi Beta Kappa, Reed College

Professional Activities
Co-Editor in Chief, The American Naturalist, 2006-
Councilor, Society for the Study of Evolution, 2003-2006
Editorial Board, EVOLUTION, 2003-2006
Editorial Board, OECOLOGIA, 2000-2002
Editorial Board, AMERICAN NATURALIST, 1996-1999
Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Pre-doctoral Fellowships, 2000
Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, 1997, 2002
External Reviewer, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in Ecological Botany, Dept of Plant Ecology, Evolutionary Biology Center, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 2001

Professional Societies and Organizations
American Society of Naturalists
Botanical Society of America
British Ecological Society
Ecological Society of America
Organization for Tropical Studies
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Society for the Study of Evolution

Symposia
2001
Symposium on Plasticity in Integrated Phenotypes: “Growth form controls developmental and morphological responses to light quality in two annual plant species” (S. P. Bonser & M. A. Geber, Botanical Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
2000
Symposium on Plant Physiological Ecology: Linking the Organism to Scales Above and Below:  “Microevolution of physiological traits in natural populations” (with J. Schmitt, Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, Utah)
1999
Symposium on Developmental Ecology:  "Developmental phenology and flowering time in annuals"  (International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, Missouri)

Invited Seminars
2007
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
2006
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
2005
Department of Plant Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

International Botanical Congress, Vienna, Austria
2004
Department of Botany, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2003
Department of Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2001
Department of Plant Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Symposium on Plasticity in Integrated Phenotypes. Botanical Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico (with S. P. Bonser)
2000
Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado

Department of Biology, Reed College

Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

Symposium on Plant Physiological Ecology: Linking the Organism to Scales Above and Below. Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, Utah (with J. Schmitt)

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky
1999
Department of Biology, University of Connecticut

Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Symposium on Developmental Ecology. International Botanical Congress, St. Louis