I’m interested in plant adaptation to heterogeneous environments.
Postdoctoral Fellow – Syracuse University 2014 – present
Ph.D. – University of Wyoming, 2015
M.S. – University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 2011
B.S. – University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 2006
My research examines genetic mechanisms of adaptation to heterogeneous environments, including plasticity in trait expression across environments. In the Friedman Lab, I am focusing on how plants respond and adapt to variable environments and which traits are integral to their success within a single environment or across many environments. Of particularly interest are the underlying genetic mechanisms and environmental cues that result in different life history strategies (annual vs. perennial) and timing of life history traits in Mimulus guttatus. We are using both greenhouse and field experiments to better understand the genetic architecture of complex traits involved in major life-history transitions and strategies.