students in the lab work on a range of evolutionary and ecological
and on projects that are most often independent of my research.
have focused on the determinants of species distributions at ecological
evolutionary time scales, determinants of genetic variation within and
populations, adaptation with respect to biotic and abiotic
meta-population dynamics, and behavioral ecology. Students have
on plants and animals.
Postdocs often join in my own research and expand on the work in
of particular interest. Postdocs have also brought independent funding
their own research projects.
Undergraduate students often begin as assistants on my research or that
my graduate students and postdocs. Some students also develop
projects that often lead to honors theses. Examples of independent
- Variation in
photosynthetic physiology between flower color morphs of Dame's Rocket
in the range expansion of a native maritime plant (J. Brauer)
in F1 between two subspecies of Clarkia xantiana (A. Senft)
response to artificial selection on flower size and implications for
system evolution in Clarkia xantiana (S. Markovich, C. Noss)
and gas exchange differences among genotypes of Polygonum arenastrum
(A. Sultana, D. Steinberg)