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Dr. Kathryn (Kay) Hodgins
Head of Lab
Kay has a diversity of research interests that generally focus on plant evolution in human altered environments.
Understanding the genetic basis of behavior and associated signatures of evolutionary convergence in three species of Caenorhabditis nematodes.
Hanna’s research interests includethe role of hybridization during invasion in Cakile.
Prasangi De Silva
Prasangi’s research interests include the genetic basis of climate adaptation in an Australian grass.
(PhD student at NTNU with Mike Martin and co-supervised by Kay Hodgins)
Cris is broadly interested in marine evolutionary ecology and how organisms survive environmental change.
Yael’s research interests involve using genetic rescue to manage populations of an endangered grassland daisy.
My main area of interest is the role of structural variation in the evolution of invasive species during range expansion.
Former Lab Members
Lotte van Boheemen
Lotte’s research interests focused on genetics of rapid adaptation.
Emma’s research interests focused on overcoming mate limitation in a colonizing plant.
Jacquealine’s research focuses on the genetics of flowering time adaptation in invasive common ragweed.
Dzana’s research interests currently focuses on climate adaptation in an Australian grass
In memory of Kristin’s life and her academic path, the Kristin Nurkowski Memorial Fund has been established at UBC.
Read more here – https://memorial.support.ubc.ca/kristin-nurkowski/
Sarah’s research interests include evolution of defence related traits in common ragweed during introduction
Shannon’s research focused on context dependent reproductive allocation.
Jennifer’s research focused on glyphosate resistance in common ragweed.
Matt’s research focuses on the genetics of glyphosate resistance in common ragweed.