One of our projects, Project Baseline, was highlighted in the most recent issue of Science! This NSF-funded multi-collaborator project will entail collecting seeds of key species throughout North America in a way that will allow the use of ancestor-descendant comparisons (Franks et al. 2008) to investigate evolution in natural populations in response to ongoing changes in climate.
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In our lab, we study plant ecological genetics. Research topics include evolutionary responses to climate change, evolution in invasive species, herbicide resistance in feral crops, and the genetic basis of evolutionary changes in flowering time.
We and collaborators have funding from the National Science Foundation for Project Baseline- a plan to collect seeds of key species from natural populations to examine future evolutionary responses to climate change. Click on the tabs above for more info about us and our research.
Here’s a link to my Fordham Faculty website- http://tinyurl.com/stevefranks
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