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.
- Regional differences in rapid evolution during severe drought (2021)
- Adaptation across geographic ranges is consistent with strong selection in marginal climates and legacies of range expansion (2020)
- Ellagitannins from the Onagraceae Decrease the Performance of Generalist and Specialist Herbivores (2019)
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45 (1), 86--94
- Testing for latitudinal gradients in defense at the macroevolutionary scale (2018)
Evolution, 72 (10), 2129--2143