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.
Oct 2016: Join the Shefferson lab! GPES applications are due on 25 Nov 2016. See the GPES website for details.
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