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    The Lotterhos Lab at Wake Forest University (moving to Northeastern Marine Science Center in September 2015) 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

  • Greetings from the field: by Stephanie Bilodeau From early July: We awoke this morning to a sepia-tinted world, as the smoke from a wildfire in Port Alberni turned the sky orange. The weather here has been ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2015, 4:29 PM by Katie Lotterhos
  • 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
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Ongoing projects in the lab include:






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