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 to environmental change.  To address these pressing issues in biological science, we use a combination of field surveys, experiments, mathematical modeling, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Recent Announcements

  • Science paper on convergent adaptation to climate Local adaptation occurs when individuals are adapted to the climate in their home population. Distantly related species aren't expected to use the same genes to adapt to climate. A ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2016, 12:32 PM by Katie Lotterhos
  • Outreach: Touch Tank Evolution Sara was awarded an Outreach award from the European Society of Evolutionary Biology (ESEB). You can read more about how she is using this award to educate youth about evolution ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 10:25 AM by Katie Lotterhos
  • New reviews published in genomic data analysis Recently the lab was involved in putting together two reviews highlighting pitfalls and solutions in genomic data analysis.The first review highlights issues in ascertainment and statistical analysis: Finding the ...
    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 8:31 AM by Katie Lotterhos
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