Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics

We are a plant evolutionary and ecological genomics lab and we study the genetics, ecology and evolution of traits that promote persistence in the face of environmental stress. We predominantly use an emergent plant model, Ipomoea purpurea, or the common morning glory, to investigate the process of adaptation to both the agricultural regime and scenarios of global climate change. We combine the tools of manipulative field experiments, quantitative genetics, molecular biology and bioinformatics to understand how genomic complexity can hinder or enhance a population’s response to rapid environmental change. Click the above links for more information about our work and who we are.

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Contact Us:
Regina Baucom
2059 Kraus Natural Sciences Building
830 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 647-8490
rsbaucom@umich.edu

Lab Phone: (734) 763-8297