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
Copyright 2013 Richard P. Shefferson. All rights reserved.
Welcome to the Shefferson Lab
SHEFFERSON LAB NEWS:
Dec 2013: Congratulations to Eric Goolsby on winning the Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid.
Nov 2013: Congratulations to Billy Bunch on his recent publication in Botany.
Nov 2013: Congratulations to Tyler Kartzinel on the recent publication in Journal of Ecology,
and two recent publications in Molecular Ecology.
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!
Aug 2013: We led a successful symposium at INTECOL 2013 on eco-evolutionary
dynamics, entitled "Eco-evolutionary dynamics and the contemporary convergence of
ecology and evolution". Many thanks to all who contributed!
Aug 2013: Congratulations to Billy Bunch for earning his MS. Well done!
Aug 2013: We welcome Erin Coughlin into the Shefferson lab. Welcome Erin!
May 2013: Congratulations to Tyler Kartzinel for earning his PhD. Well done!
Jan 2013: PhD student Eric Goolsby's letter to Science is published!
Aug 2012: We welcome Eric Goolsby into the Shefferson lab. Welcome Eric!
Aug 2012: Shefferson lab research is featured online at The maturing science of getting
old (Inside Science).
All of our projects involve post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. If
interested in getting involved, drop us a line!