The Shefferson Lab is the Plant/Fungal Evolutionary Ecology Lab at the Dept. of General
Systems Studies, University of Tokyo. We are broadly focused on questions in the
evolutionary ecology of plants and fungi. Recent and long-term topics of study include:
1. Evolutionary demography & population dynamics
2. Life history evolution
3. Evolution of interactions
4. Eco-evolutionary dynamics
5. Conservation ecology
6. Fungal population and community ecology
Copyright 2015 Richard P. Shefferson. All rights reserved.
Welcome to the Shefferson Lab
SHEFFERSON LAB NEWS:
Jun 2015: Congrats Dr. Kellett! A dissertation well-defended, and a PhD well-earned!
Jun 2015: Eco-evo cascades! Special feature of Journal of Ecology on eco-evolutionary
dynamics in plants out.
May 2015: Congrats to Eric Goolsby on his sole-authored paper in Systematic Biology!
April 2015: Graduate student Kimmy Kellett presents at 2015 University System of Georgia
Teaching and Learning Conference, on "Using Active Learning to Combat 'Plant Blindness'
in Undergraduate Students."
Feb 2015: Graduate student Kimmy Kellett accepts visiting professor position at Earlham
College. Congrats Kimmy!
Jan 2015: Graduate student Eric Goolsby earns a prestigious NSF DDIG grant.
Sept 2014: Journal of Ecology publishes article on why herbaceous plants do not always
sprout. Read the Journal of Ecology blog article for a rundown.
May 2014: Shefferson lab moves to University of Tokyo.
Apr 2014: Congrats to Kimmy Kellett on sweeping the Ecology awards at Spring Fling, and
taking home Outstanding TA Award, the Frank Golley Memorial Award, and two best photo
Mar 2014: Congrats to Carmen Kraus on winning Best Paper at the CURO Symposium.
Mar 2014: Congrats to Erin Coughlin on her Garden Club of Georgia Fellowship, and on
moving on to the National Garden Club competition.
All of our projects involve post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. If
interested in getting involved, drop us a line!