Research Interests

The research emphasis of my lab is on the genetics and evolution of natural plant populations.

We particularly focus on the genetic structure of plant populations and on those evolutionary factors that influence the development and maintenance of genetic structure; natural selection, the mating system and pollen dispersal patterns.

Our approach is to use genetic markers (allozymes, cpDNA, microsatellites) to estimate rates of gene flow, to describe patterns of matings within populations and to determine the timing and direction of natural selection.