• News archive

     

    Fall/Winter/Summer 2020

  • In spite of all the COVID-realted obstacles, Katie had a super successful first field season. Go Katie!

  • Congratulations to Mackenzie for being awarded a 2020 SSE Graduate Research Excellence Grant (R.C. Lewontin Early Award) and a 2020 FCRF-L'Oréal Canada Award

  • Congrats to Olivia Rahn, Graydon Gillies, and Emma Menchions for winning NSERC USRA awards with the lab for Summer 2020!

  • Welcome to Katie Goodwin who started her PhD in January 2020!

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    Fall/Winter 2019

  • Haley and Takuji both aced their comprehensive exams in Summer 2019 - congrats!!

  • Congrats to Olivia Rahn, Rylan McCallum, and Natalie Maslowski for winning Independent Undergraduate Research Awards with the lab for Summer 2019!

  • Congratulations to Takuji for being awarded a SSE Graduate Research Excellence Grant (R.C. Lewontin Early Award) in the Spring 2019 competition

  • We've had an influx of new people! Mackenzie Urquhart-Cronish is starting her PhD and Rassim Khelifa has joined us as a PDF

  • Megan has a new paper in press at Evolution Letters

  • Megan successfully defended her thesis and is heading to UC Davis for postdoctoral work with Sharon Strauss, Jennifer Gremer, and Johanna Schmitt. Congratulations!

  • Former Post-doc, Chris Muir, is starting up his lab at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in January 2019. Check out his new lab website!

  • Rachel Germain is starting up her lab at the University of British Columbia in January 2019. Check out her new lab website!

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    Fall/Winter 2016

    • New Biodiversity/ Killam postdoctoral fellow Rachel Germain arrived in September. Welcome, Rachel!

    • Chris M. returned from a long field season in California with a van packed floor-to-ceiling with samples. Let the weighing begin!

    • 2016 range-wide demography census for M. cardinalis is in the books. Southern populations are still hurting from the record drought.

    • Amy just returned from a fun seminar visit to Penn State.

    • The countdown is on: Barb and Rachel will be defending their MSc theses this term.

    • New paper in press: Pironon et al. Biological Reviews, "Geographic variation in genetic and demographic performance: new insights from an old biogeographical paradigm."

     

    Fall/Winter 2015

    • We are excited to host Xiaojun Kou and Kristin Mercer while they visit UBC on sabbatical.

    • Megan and Chris M. recently launched large-scale field transplants. N=32,000 and counting!

    • Amy will be visiting Uppsala in October to give seminars.

    • Chris K., Rachel, and their able crew completed resurveying all 400 legacy vegetation plots in the North Cascades!

    • Congrats to Matt for successfully defending is MSc thesis (and landing a job)!

    • Papers recently out: Bontrager & Angert AJB, Muir Proc Roy Soc B, Muir & Thomas-Huebner Am Nat, Sheth & Angert Am Nat, Louthan et al. TREE

     

    Fall 2014

     

    Summer 2014

    • Seema successfully defended her PhD and is off to start her postdoc in Minnesota. Congratulations, Dr. Sheth!

    • Rachel, Chris K., and Amy are headed into the field to launch the Cascades Resurvey project in collaboration with the HilleRisLambers Lab.

    • Matthew successfully transplanted M. cardinalis into 10 sites at and beyond its northern range limit in Oregon.

    • Megan is hunting for the lovely Clarkia pulchella in BC and WA.

    • Chris represented the lab at the Mimulus meeting, held in conjuction with the Evolution meetings in Raleigh.

    • Amy participated in a CIEE working group in Regina on "Canada's Phylogenetic Diversity in a Changing World."

    • Papers recently accepted: Sheth et al., J Biogeog; Sheth & Angert, Evolution.

     

    Spring 2014

    • Lots of new people are on their way! Rachel Wilson will be joining the lab as a MSc student, Chris Kopp and Anna Hargreaves will be starting postdocs, and Risa Sargent and Xiaojun Kou will be spending sabbatical.

    • Megan passed her comprehensive exam with flying colours, and Matthew successfully defended his proposal. Congrats to both of them!

    • Seema's defense date is set, and she will be starting her postdoc in Ruth Shaw's lab at the University of Minnesota this fall!

    • Qin just returned from the Bodega Bay Workshop in Applied Phylogenetics, and she also found M. douglasii in bloom!

    • Chris gave a seminar at the Harvard University Herbaria (and ran the Boston Marathon!)

    • Amy is heading to UC Davis for a seminar in May.

    • We'll be at lots of meetings this summer: a CIEE working group, the Mimulus meeting and SSE, the Gordon Conference Unifying Ecology Across Scales, and ESA.