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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:
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 dynamics of
invasion, the ecology and evolution of mutualisms, 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 evolution.
Graduate Research Opportunities - Students
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