We are embarking on a new phase of research on rubyspot damselflies, with joint funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The project title is Interspecific interference, character displacement and range expansion. The overall goal is to make general contributions to knowledge of how behavioral interference between species affects ecological and evolutionary processes. This is a collaboration between our lab at UCLA and Jonathan Drury’s lab at Durham University. For a brief summary of the scientific aims and broader impacts of the project, click here. To read about our past discoveries with this highly tractable study system and the theoretical advances they led to, see publications.
We are still assembling our research team and currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Landscape/Population Genomics and Evolutionary Biology.
For more information and application instructions, click here. Applications will be accepted until January 28, 2022.