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Regina Baucom

Regina Baucom

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Associate Chair, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Literature, Science, & Arts » Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
My research broadly revolves around the central question ‘Why and how do some organisms persist and adapt to inhospitable environments?’ I work on this topic utilizing species from the morning glory genus, many of which are agricultural weeds. There are four main projects underway in the lab: the evolutionary genomics of plant defense and plant weediness, the influence of the mating system on the evolution of herbicide resistance, and the role of the plant metagenome on adaptation.