Welcome to the Ecological & Evolutionary Genomics Lab at the
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Although the role of ecology is fundamental to our understanding of evolutionary processes, it does not always receive sufficient consideration in evolutionary research. We investigate how the ecology of a species shapes patterns of variation and how populations adapt to environmental shifts. Our research revolves around this fundamental aspect of evolution. Our work focuses on: (i) the study of the genetical basis of adaptation; (ii) examining the role of gene expression changes in evolution; (iii) the relationship between molecular, expression and life history variation and evolution. Recent technological advances have created an exciting time in which we can examine these fundamental evolutionary questions in ecologically interesting species.