Welcome to the Angert Lab

Research in the Angert Lab lies at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. Much of our research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of species’ geographic distributions, asking what limits adaptation at the edges of species' ranges, why closely related species vary by orders of magnitude in range size, and how ranges are likely to shift in response to climatic changes. Another line of inquiry focuses on population and community dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence. These different projects are united by a focus on mechanisms of, and constraints on, niche evolution and the consequences of divergence in niche properties for patterns of distribution and abundance. These projects take us to diverse habitats throughout western North America. We combine experimental manipulations in the field and in the lab with observations of natural populations and tools from quantitative genetics and physiological ecology. Learn more about current projects, lab members, and joining the lab.


Where are we?

Biodiversity Research Centre
University of British Columbia
2212 Main Mall (map)
Vancouver, B.C. V6T1Z4



Phone: 604.827.3892
Fax: 604.822.6089
Mail: 6270 University Blvd.




(Maybe not so) Lately...

  • Anna-Maria made a video abstract for our Ecology Letters paper on demographic strategies in marginal climates
  • We've had an influx of new people! Takuji Usui and Haley Branch are starting their PhDs and Daniel Anstett has joined us as a Banting PDF.

  • Qin Li successfully defended her thesis and is heading to the Chicago Field Museum for postdoctoral work with Rick Ree. Congratulations!

  • 2017 range-wide demography census for M. cardinalis is in the books. The drought is over and seedlings are back!

  • Amy is gearing up for sabbatical in 2018, to be kicked off with a trip to Argentina for the AnDINa working group.

  • New papers in press: Germain et al. TREE, Angert et al. Am Nat

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