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.

東京大学 広域システム科学系OPESにある4つの進化生態学研究室のうち、植物と菌類の進化生態学を扱うのがシェファーソン研です。私たちは、特に寿命の長い植物種とそれらに共生する菌類に注目して、植物と菌類のエコエボリューショナリーダイナミックスに関する研究をしています。国内留学に興味をお持ちの学部生・大学院生・ポスドクのみなさん、ご連絡をお待ちしております!

Recent news

Sept 2017: Welcome new graduate student Eric Holton to the Shefferson lab! Also, welcome Reuben Margerison, a PhD student visiting from the University of Manchester! Jun 2017: Congrats to collaborator Mike Ulyshen, on the publication of our co-authored paper on the ecology of Pinus taeda plantations in the American South.
Feb 2017: Our new book on the evolution of senescence is finally out, from Cambridge University Press!
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!

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