News and UpdatesCongratulations to Elizabeth Perez for admission to the McNair Scholarship Program at Portland State University!
Kohrn, B. F., J. M. Persinger, and M. B. Cruzan. 2017.
An efficient pipeline to generate data for studies in
plastid population genomics and phylogeography.
Applications in Plant Sciences 5(11):1700053.
Cruzan, M.B., B.G. Weinstein, M.R. Grasty, B.F. Kohrn, E.C. Hendrickson, T.M. Arredondo, P.G. Thompson. 2016. Small unmanned aerial vehicles (micro-UAVs, drones) in plant ecology. Applications in Plant Sciences 4(9). (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/apps.1600041)
Workman, R.E. and M.B. Cruzan. 2016. Mycelial
networks impact competition in an invasive grass. American
Journal of Botany 103:1041-1049. (doi:
Marchini, M.L, N. Cole Sherlock, A.P. Ramakrishnan,
D.M. Rosenthal, and M.B. Cruzan. 2016. Rapid purging
of genetic load in a metapopulation and consequences for
range expansion in an invasive plant. Biological Invasions
18:183-196. (doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-1001-5)
Cruzan, M.B. and S.C.H. Barrett. 2016. Post-pollination
discrimination between self- and outcross-pollen covaries
with the mating system of a self-compatible flowering
plant. American Journal of Botany 103:568-576.
We utilize ecological, molecular genetic, and
numerical techniques in field and greenhouse studies to
address questions in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Our research interests include evaluation of hybridization
as an evolutionary stimulus, the evolutionary consequences
of somatic mutation accumulation in plants, the evolutionary
dynamics of invasion, and landscape genetics of upland
prairie species in the context of range responses to climate
change. We are currently focused on the invasive false
brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) as a model system for
investigating fundamental questions in ecology and
Graduate Research Opportunities - Students
interested in pursuing graduate research in the Cruzan Lab
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