Rapid Evolutionary Change


How do ecology and evolution intersect to cause genetically-based changes in organisms in response to environmental disruptions including pollutants, toxins and antimicrobial agents?


JUNE 1, 2019

The impact of flow and physical enrichment on preferences in zebrafish

Depasquale, O. C., Fettrow, S., Sturgill, J., & Braithwaite-Read, V. A.

JUNE 1, 2019

Animal movements in fire-prone landscapes

Nimmo, D. G., Avitabile, S., Banks, S. C., Bliege Bird, R., Callister, K., Clarke, M. F., ... Bennett, A. F.

APRIL, 2019

Adaptation to climate in five eastern North America broadleaf deciduous species: Growth clines and evidence of the growth-cold tolerance trade-off

Leites, L. P., Rehfeldt, G. E., & Steiner, K. C.

FEBRUARY 26, 2019

Aversion learning in response to an invasive venomous prey depends on stimulus strength

Venable, C. P., Adams, T., & Langkilde, T. L.

FEBRUARY 2, 2019

The Inherent Conflicts in Developing Soil Microbial Inoculants

Kaminsky, L. M., Trexler, R. V., Malik, R. J., Hockett, K., & Bell, T. 

JANUARY 1, 2019

Fallen Pillars. The past, present, and future population dynamics of a rare, specialist coral-algal symbiosis

Chan, A. N., Lewis, C. L., Neely, K. L., & Baums, I. B.


Howard Fescemyer

Assistant Research Professor

Todd Lajeunesse

Professor of Biology
Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Tracy Langkilde

Penn State Interim Executive Vice President and Provost; Dean of the Eberly College of Science; Professor of Biology
The interface of ecology and evolution to understand how an organism's traits are matched to its environment and responds to novel selective pressures imposed by global environmental change, and the consequences of this adaptation.

Margarita Lopez-Uribe

Associate Professor of Entomology
How environmental change and human management shape bee health and long-term persistence of their populations in agricultural areas.