Assistant Professor, Biology
Research and Teaching InterestsResearch in the Friedman Lab spans a range of topics in plant evolution and ecological genetics. We study the evolution of reproductive strategies, and aim to understand the influence of ecological factors like climate, abiotic conditions, pollinators and demography. We are interested in how ecological and evolutionary patterns are shaped by their underlying genetics, including both quantitative and population genetics. Research in the lab uses an integrative approach, including some combination of field work, manipulative experiments, quantitative and population genomics, comparative biology and theory. Current projects address these issues in the context of transitions between annual and perennial life history strategies, and transitions between animal and wind pollination.
- Ph.D., University of Toronto (2009)
- M.Sc., University of Calgary (2003)