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

  • Undergrad Research Award Winners! The two undergraduates in the lab, Pam Denish and Sarah Poulin, have received the prestigious Wake Forest Research Fellowship Award for summer research.  Both undergrads are going to use the ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:58 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Fst outlier paper accepted at Molecular Ecology! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12725/abstractEvaluation of demographic history and neutral parameterization on the performance of FST outlier testsAbstract: FST outlier tests ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2014, 8:33 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • From Pam: Study abroad in Bonaire Undergraduate Pam Denish shares her study abroad semester in marine biology: Last fall, I studied abroad in Bonaire, a small island in the southern Caribbean. The program focused on coral ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 4:21 AM by Katie Lotterhos
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Ongoing projects in the lab include: