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

  • Sylvia Earle, Nancy Knowlton, and Amanda Leland at WFU
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 8:03 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Getting psyched for PRO+ECT! One Ocean. One Planet. On January 22, my lab will be hosting famous ocean explorer Sylvia Earle, coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton, and Amanda Leland, Director of Oceans at the Environmental Defense Fund.  Together ...
    Posted Jan 13, 2015, 1:59 PM by Katie Lotterhos
  • European Society of Evolutionary Biology Outreach Grant: "Touch Tank Evolution: Exploring Local Adaptation in a Variable Ocean" Posted by Sara Schaal:This week I received a grant from the European Society of Evolutionary Biology to carry out an outreach project in the community. Local adaptation plays an ...
    Posted Nov 17, 2014, 11:32 AM by Katie Lotterhos
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Ongoing projects in the lab include: