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Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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June 15th, 2018

Pollen count is high in Corvallis.  Andy talks pollen evolution to Oregon Public Broadcasting

Blog Post

February 12th, 2018

Dusty Gannon’s work on Heliconia is highlighted in this blog post

New Paper

December 13th, 2017

Dusty has a paper that has just been published in the “Scientific Naturalist” section of Ecology. Read it here.  Well done, Dusty and all!

Graduate students for 2018

September 12th, 2017

We’re interested in recruiting graduate students for 2018, but a reality check is needed as well.  While opportunities exist for students interested in plant microbe interactions, genetic diversity of temperate and tropical trees, and tropical tree genomics, support for students is limited and prospoective students are encouraged to seek their own funding to support their education and research.  Interested students should explore funding opportunities through the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  Deadline for the NSF GRFP is October 23, 2017.

Congratulations

September 12th, 2017

Tyler Schappe successfully defended is M.S. thesis in August.  Congratulations Tyler!

Journal of Ecology Special Feature

April 20th, 2017

Nate Swenson and Andy coedited a Special Feature in the Journal of Ecology that has just been published.  You can read a blog post we wrote about it here.  The issue features a paper by MS student Tyler Schappe and postdoc Felipe Albornoz.

New lab members

September 19th, 2016

As fall quarter looms, we welcome two new lab members.  Felipe Albornoz joins us as a postdoctoral scholar. Felipe completed his Ph.D. in at Western Austrualia and will be working on the interactions between oomycetes and trees in the Wind River plot in Southern Washington.

Dusty Gannon is a new Ph.D. student and NSF fellow who completed his B.S. at Colorado State. Dusty is planning to work on the Heliconia pollination project in Costa Rica.

Welcome Dusty and Felipe!

Kristen Finch Interview

September 19th, 2016

Kristen Finch was interviewed by Mongabay about her research.  Read it here.

Summer 2016 Updates

June 28th, 2016

Summer is in full swing in the lab.  Kristen is at a genetics workshop in New Mexico, Tyler is doing field work at Wind River forest in Washington, and Andy will present research results at the ATBC meeting in Montpellier, France, mentor students and scientists at the CTFS Analytical Workshop in Hainan, China, and visit field sites in Panama.

New Publication

June 10th, 2016

Zalamea et al. just published an article in the New Phytologist on tropical seedling responses to phosphorus.  You can read the article here.  Well done all.

  • About Andy Jones

    • Andy Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Botany and Plant Pathology Department at Oregon State University. He has broad interests in the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for the origin and maintenance of plant diversity.

        Dr. Jones is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.