Welcome to the Angert Lab

Research in the Angert Lab lies at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. Much of our research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of species’ geographic distributions, asking what limits adaptation at the edges of species' ranges, why closely related species vary by orders of magnitude in range size, and how ranges are likely to shift in response to climatic changes. Another line of inquiry focuses on population and community dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence. These different projects are united by a focus on mechanisms of, and constraints on, niche evolution and the consequences of divergence in niche properties for patterns of distribution and abundance. These projects take us to diverse habitats throughout western North America. We combine experimental manipulations in the field and in the lab with observations of natural populations and tools from quantitative genetics and physiological ecology. Learn more about current projects, lab members, and joining the lab.


Where are we?

Biodiversity Research Centre
University of British Columbia
2212 Main Mall (map)
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1Z4



Phone: 604.827.3892
Fax: 604.822.6089
Mail: 6270 University Blvd.





  • Congratulations to Mackenzie for being awarded a 2021 Lewis and Clark Fund for Field Exploration and Research grant!!!

  • Congratulations to Katie for being awarded WNPS and Mazama Society Research Grants for Summer 2021!!!

  • Congratulations to Takuji for being awarded a 2021 ASN Student Research Award!!!

  • Haley and Daniel have a new paper published in Evolution Letters

  • Welcome to Graydon Gillies, and Tia Maloff who will be NSERC USRA students with the lab for Summer 2021!

  • Welcome to Xianyu Yang, a PhD student visiting from ECNU in Shanghai to work on the demographic trajectories of tree species under climate change

  • Congratulations to Mackenzie for advancing to candidacy this February 2021!

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