- Mike Moore (now PhD.) defends his dissertation! Next on to Wash U. St. Louis as a Biodiversity Fellow.
- New paper in Evolutionary Applications testing for the role of transgenerational plasticity in the urban evolution of acorn ants.
-Aaron Yilmaz (Martin and Diamond labs) receives award for Best Talk at the Biology Department's Graduate Research Symposium
-Graduate students Madeline Balman and Aaron Yilmaz receive Oglebay Research Grants
Graduate student Mike Moore accepts the Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis
-Published in Ecology Letters: Moore, M.P., C. Lis, I. Gherghel, and R.A. Martin. Temperature shapes the costs, benefits, and geographic diversification of sexual coloration in a dragonfly.
-Published in Evolutionary Applications: Rivkin et al. A roadmap for urban evolutionary ecology.
What we study
Research in the lab is focused on understanding how biotic interactions (e.g. competition, predation) and environmental variation drive natural selection, adaptive evolution and diversification. We primarily explore these topics using observational and experimental studies in amphibians, freshwater fish and insects, and use meta- analysis to evaluate the generality and predictability of empirical results.
Interested in joining the lab?
contact Dr. Martin directly at ram225 [at] case.edu with your interests and academic background.