School of Life Sciences

Plant Evolutionary Ecology Lab


Introduction

Our research is focused on the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that cause and maintain the high diversity of flowering plants. Our main interest is in plant interactions with animals and with environmental factors in wild populations. We do field work in tropical, temperate and Mediterranean environments.

Current work combines field and greenhouse observations with genomic markers to study evolutionary potential in natural populations. This is important to understand how populations evolve under natural and human-induced changes such as pollinator declines. 

 

 

Funding

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Contact

Maria Clara Castellanos
Research Fellow in Plant Evolutionary Biology
University of Sussex
John Maynard Smith Building
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QG
m.c.castellanos@sussex.ac.uk
+44 1273 678567
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