The Shefferson Lab is the Plant/Fungal Evolutionary Ecology Lab at the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia. We are broadly focused on questions in the evolutionary ecology of plants and fungi. Our model organisms are typically long-lived herbaceous perennials, such as weedy plantains and rare orchids. With this broad assemblage of plants, we both theorize and experimentally test ideas dealing with several broad subjects:
1. Evolutionary demography & population dynamics 2. Life history evolution 3. Evolution of interactions 4. Eco-evolutionary dynamics 5. Conservation ecology 6. Fungal population and community ecology
SHEFFERSON LAB NEWS:
Nov 2013: Congratulations to Billy Bunch on his recent publication in Botany.
Oct 2013: Dr. Shefferson and PhD student K. Kellett presented at the 1st meeting of the Evolutionary Demography Society in Odense, Denmark. Click here to see Dr. Shefferson's presentation, and here to see Miss Kellett's. Special thanks to Dr. James Carey for developing the videos!