Research Interests

Plant ecological and evolutionary genomics and evolutionary ecology: mechanisms of local adaptation and response to climate variation and environmental change; the adaptive evolution of developmental plasticity, especially photomorphogenic shade avoidance and responses to seasonal cues; the ecology and evolution of maternal effects; the genetic basis and adaptive evolution of developmental, physiological and life-history traits; using genetically modified plants to test ecological and evolutionary hypotheses; conservation biology of New England plants.

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Primary Section

Section 27: Evolutionary Biology

Secondary Section

Section 25: Plant Biology