- New paper examining the strength of maternal effects online at Ecology Letters.
- Ryan talks about acorn ants and transgenerational plasticity at the SEB meeting in Seville.
- Ryan and Mike present research on the (lack of ) transgenerational plasticity in acorn ants thermal tolerance and on the evolution of dragonfly immune function and coloration at the Evolution Meetings in Providence RI.
- 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.
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.