Daniel Anstett

Postdoctoral Fellow


I am studying rapid evolution to climate change in scarlet monkeyflower, Mimulus cardinalis through phenotyping and genomics. Through greenhouse experiments I am investigating evidence of adaptation to severe drought throughout California and Oregon, using range-wide seed collections spanning severe drought. I am also carrying out landscape genomics analyses on 665 whole genomes of M. cardinalis to identify genetic variants associated with adaptation to arid environments, and to identify regions most at risk from future climate change.



Research Classification

Evolutionary Genetics
Population Genetics
Climate Changes and Impacts

Research Interests

Landscape Genetics
evolutionary ecology
Chemical Ecology
Landscape ecology
Species Interactions
Latitudinal Gradients
Assisted Migration

Research Methodology

Sampling across latitudinal gradients
Long-term monitoring
Quantifying polyphenols in plants
Next-generation sequencing
Greenhouse experimentation

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.

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