I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University in 2014. I was a Center for Population Biology (CPB) Postdoctoral Fellow from 2014-2016, and as Assistant Professor in Plant Biology at Michigan State University from 2016-2022.
Research Areas and Fields of Study
- Evolutionary Ecology
- Community Ecology
- Plants insect interactions
- Inclusive biology education
The Weber Lab studies how ecological interactions impact phenotypic evolution and diversification across evolutionary scales. Our research focuses on trait-mediated interactions between species (typically plants, arthropods, and fungi), with an emphasis on plant traits that mediate mutualistic and defensive interactions. Our work merges phylogenetic and experimental approaches, and integrates ecology, evolutionary biology, and natural history. The lab also is interested in researching and promoting inclusive teaching practices in biology education, and we are the hosting lab for Project Biodiversify (www.projectbiodiversify.org). For more information on research, publications, and job opportunities, please see the lab website (http://www.theweberlab.com/).
Biology 171, Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
This course is a one-term course in ecology and evolutionary biology that, together with BIOLOGY 172 and 173, collectively form the introductory biology course unit.
- Rosemary Glos
- Abbey Soule
- Carolyn Graham
- Bruce Martin (Michigan State University)
- Andrew Myers
- Melissa Kjelvik (Michigan State University)