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.
Jul 2019: Congratulations to undergraduate student Lei Ann Watanuki on successfully defending her BS thesis.
Jun 2019: Congratulations to graduate student Eric Holton on successfully defending his MS thesis.
Jun 2019: See our new special issue of the Journal of Ecology on macroevolutionary perspectives on biotic interactions.
Jun 2019: Our Power Demography Workshop went splendidly this month. Three days of amazing demography!
Apr 2019: The Shefferson lab receives funding to pursue work exploring evolutionary aspects of plant population dynamics.
Mar 2019: Our new paper on the evolution of specificity in general interactions, with a focus on the orchid mycorrhiza, is accepted in Journal of Ecology.
Dec 2018: Congratulations to visitor Maral Pashirzad for her recent paper on community evolution in mountain rangelands, accepted in Oecologia.
Aug 2018: Congratulations to colleague Sonja Hurskainen on her recently accepted manuscript in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society!
Aug 2018: Congratulations to graduate student Eric Holton on winning a travel award to attend a short course on demographic methods at Oxford.