The Shefferson Lab is the Plant/Fungal Evolutionary Ecology Lab at the University of Tokyo's Organization for Programs in Environmental Science and Dept. of General Systems Studies. We study the eco-evolutionary dynamics and context of plants and fungi, with a particular focus on long-lived herbaceous perennials, such as orchids.
Aug 2016: Our collaboration with Dr. Tiiu Kull, dealing with the conservation of European orchids, is published on Ecology and Evolution.
May 2016: PI Shefferson presents Friday Plenary Address at the 6th International Orchid Conservation Conference in Hong Kong.
Apr 2016: Shefferson lab receives a grant to study the long-term demographic impacts of disturbance on symbioses in plants.
Apr 2016: Dr. Kimberly Kellett accepts a tenure-track position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College.
Mar 2016: Our new paper on the microevolutionary context of the loss of photosynthesis comes out in Ecology
Feb 2016: Eric Goolsby successfully defends his PhD dissertation and becomes Dr. Goolsby
Jul 2015: Erin Coughlin successfully defends her MS thesis
Jun 2015: Kimberly Kellett successfully defends her PhD dissertation and becomes Dr. Kellett
Jun 2015: Eco-evo cascades! Special feature of Journal of Ecology on eco-evolutionary dynamics in plants is published
May 2015: Paper on the phylogenetic analysis of function-valued traits, sole aauthored by Eric Goolsby, is out in Systematic Biology!