The Lotterhos Lab at Wake Forest University studies population genetics and evolution, mostly in marine systems but we also collaborate with terrestrial biologists and theoreticians.  We are interested in central problems in marine systems such as the influence of climate on dispersal, recruitment, and local adaptation - but we also study broader problems in molecular ecology such as the inference of loci under selection from genome scans.  A central goal in our research is to understand how populations will respond both ecologically and evolutionarily to an ever-changing world.  To address these pressing issues in biological science, we use a combination of field surveys, experiments, mathematical modeling, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Recent Announcements

  • Undergraduate receives Wake Forest Research Fellowship Congratulations to Stephanie Bilodeau, who will be joining us this summer in Bamfield to study thermal performance of rockfishes!
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 1:28 PM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Graduate student receives Honorable Mention Sara received Honorable Mention for her proposal to the highly competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program.  Good job Sara!
    Posted Apr 8, 2015, 10:06 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Report from the R Hackathon for population genetics Last week Sara and I had the pleasure of attending the R Hackathon for population genetics at NESCent.  We had the opportunity to meet the developers of adegenet (Thibaut Jombart ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2015, 9:43 AM by Katie Lotterhos
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Ongoing projects in the lab include: