People

Principal Investigator

 Emery headsotNancy Emery, Assistant Professor
 Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, CU Boulder                                                                                        
 phone: (303)735-7548
 office: RAMY N228
 

I am an evolutionary ecologist that is broadly interested in understanding how ecological processes shape the evolutionary trajectories of populations. Much of my work examines the ecological and evolutionary processes that influence species’ distribution patterns and drive patterns of habitat specialization.


Graduate Students

Lorena headshotLorena Torres-Martinez, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
phone: (765)496-6191
office: LILY G-334, Purdue University
 
I am interested in understanding and predicting the genetic responses of ecologically specialized taxa to climate change. My dissertation research examines the roles of gene flow and population differentiation in drought and flood tolerance in determining the response of Lasthenia fremontii to climate change.
 
 
Liz headshotElizabeth LaRue, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
phone: (765)496-6191
office: LILY G-334, Purdue University
 
My dissertation research investigates variation in dispersal as a cause and a consequence of geographic range limits. Using the Great Lakes Sea Rocket, Cakile edentula, as a natural model system, I am measuring patterns of variation in seed dispersal traits among populations, quantifying the genetic basis of dispersal trait variation, and evaluating the role of dispersal trait evolution in shaping species' responses to climate change. You can read more about me and my research here.

 


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