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.
Jan 2017: New paper on predicting evolution in response to climate change in three orchid species out in Royal Society Open Science.
Jan 2017: Congrats to Chase Mason on his new position at the University of Central Florida!
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.