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?
Mail: 6270 University Blvd.
(Maybe not so) Lately...
- 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 won a postdoctoral fellowship from the Chicago Field Museum to 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!
- The North Cascades field crew is busily counting and weighing seeds for our big multi-species seed addition experiment. Need to get them out before the snow flies!
- 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: Angert et al. Am Nat, Muir & Angert JEB