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 The Lotterhos Lab at Northeastern Marine Science Center 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.

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  • Dr. L visits the University of Zurich I just got back from an invited seminar at the University of Zurich.  Some of the highlights of my visit include good coffee and chocolate.  Other highlights include meeting with ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 1:11 PM by Katie Lotterhos
  • An R script to perform an "in silico" ddRADseq We are using ddRADseq to obtain genome-wide SNPs for population structure in non-model species.  I wrote this script to inform experimental design and applied it to the Pacific ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2016, 6:27 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Lab's research in genome scans gives insight into common problems in populations genetics A recent paper in Molecular Ecology by Patrick Meirman's enumerates the ‘Seven common mistakes in population genetics and how to avoid them’.  These mistakes include giving more attention to ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2015, 9:19 AM by Katie Lotterhos
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