Welcome!

Our research focuses on the genetic basis of plants’ interactions with their environment– especially their microbial neighbors– in both natural and agricultural systems. We combine quantitative genetics and evolutionary ecology to study the relationships between plant genotypes, phenotypes, and microbiomes- all towards the broad goals of understanding plant evolution and improving the health of crops and wild plants facing environmental challenges.

Our lab is in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. If you are interested in joining the team, click here for more information.