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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.

東京大学 広域システム科学系OPESにある4つの進化生態学研究室のうち、植物と菌類の進化生態学を扱うのがシェファーソン研です。私たちは、特に寿命の長い植物種とそれらに共生する菌類に注目して、植物と菌類のエコエボリューショナリーダイナミックスに関する研究をしています。国内留学に興味をお持ちの学部生・大学院生・ポスドクのみなさん、ご連絡をお待ちしております!


Oct 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Kartzinel, a new assistant professor in Brown University.
Oct 2016: Our book on the evolution of senescence has now been publicly announced on the Cambridge University Press website.
Sept 2016: Please contribute to our upcoming special issue on evolutionary demography, slated for publication in Population Ecology. Deadline for proposal submissions is 2 Dec 2016.
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

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The Shefferson lab is recruiting students and post-docs! Please drop us a line, and also take a look at the GPES and 広域システム applicant pages.