Ecology, Evolution, and Genomics in Changing Environments
Training in Integrative Biology - Supported by the U.S. Department of Education


Genetic Architecture of Speciation.  Speciation occurs within an ecological context, and may be driven by short-term environmental change. This group asks: What is the molecular and genetic basis of speciation? What can molecular variation tell us about selection? One thrust of this theme is large-scale plant genome structure and pattern.

Ungerer studies changes in genome structure and function accompanying activation and proliferation of mobile genetic elements in three hybrid sunflower species.

Ferguson is investigating evolutionary history, gene flow and ecological correlates of polyploidy in Phlox (Polemoniaceae).

Brown studies the evolution of genetic regulatory networks by comparing the regulation of segmentation in the flour beetle, Tribolium, and Drosophila