of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
from the molecular to the whole-organism level,
research in my laboratory is focused on the energy acquisition
strategies of organisms. In short, I am interested in
understanding how organisms make a living and the consequences of
different energy acquisition strategies for ecosystem fluxes.
April 2015: Welcome to our new postdoc, Dr. Joseph Heras! Joseph comes to us from UC Merced, where he studied the evolutionary genetics of rock fishes under the guidance of Dr. Andres Aguilar. Congrats to Beck Wehrle for winning a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research (his second time winning the award).
January 2015: Congrats to Beck Wehrle on winning a Journal of Experimental Biology Travel Grant! This will allow Beck to continue his exciting research in Croatia.
December 2014: Our paper "More than one way to be an herbivore" is now "in press" in the journal Zoology. It should be out early in 2015. We will be delivering four talks and one poster at SICB in January. See you there!
September 2014: We have two new grants! UC MEXUS and NSF.
Earlier in the month, Samantha (Wright) Leigh was the lead on an episode of "SciGirls" (a PBS Kids show) that was filmed in our lab and at Crystal Cove State Park. Look for the episode to air in the spring of 2015.
Are you an undergrad interested in doing research in our lab?
Bio 199 Application