Fates of populations in modified habitats
Wild populations are facing unprecedented global change. We study the nature of this change through the lenses of ecology, evolution, and conservation. In particular, we ask whether populations experiencing environmental change are adapting or becoming maladapted. Our work is guided by an overarching goal of developing understanding of the fate of natural systems influenced by human activities.
Summer / Fall 2019
Mia won an award to attend the annual Evolution meeting. Richard received an award from Microsoft to participate in a workshop and hackathon on our urban biodiversity project. Faruk received an SCSU travel award to present his work the Genetic Society of America meeting. Great work to these students!
Our QCBS/CIEE working group special issues on maladaptation our now out in Evolutionary Applications and The American Naturalist.
Congratulations to Lauren, Richard, and Mia for receiving Elm City Innovation fellowships to support their research projects!
Congratulations to Joe, Alina, Faruk, Silvia, and Tracy on their summer REU support from Dartmouth College!
Congratulations to Mary for defending her thesis!
Lauren Frymus joins the lab as a new master's student, and just received a GSGA Fellowship to boot. Welcome and congratulations, Lauren!
Road salt research led by undergrads Lauren Frymus and Faruk Senturk featured on the front page of the New Haven Register. Congrats Lauren and Faruk!
Faruk Senturk was awarded the SCSU Undergraduate Research Grant to study the physiology of (mal)adaptive responses to road salt pollution. Congratulations Faruk!