Apr 2018: Congratulations to lab alumnus Eric Goolsby, who just accepted an offer to join the faculty of the University of Central Florida as a new assistant professor!
Apr 2018: A new paper in American Journal of Botany by colleague Sarah Unruh explores the evolution of the lady's slipper orchids via next gen genomic methods.
Mar 2018: Read the Shefferson lab latest - a global exploration of the drivers of vegetative dormancy across the Plant Kingdom, out in Ecology Letters this month.
Dec 2017: The Shefferson lab has two new papers accepted for publication in a special issue of Population Ecology focused on evoutionary demography. Congrats to lab alumnus Kimmy Kellett and lab head R. Shefferson!
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!
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: Colleague Tiiu Kull publishes paper on the factors affecting threat levels of European orchids, in Ecology & Evolution.
May 2016: PI Shefferson presents Friday Plenary Address at the 6th International Orchid Conservation Conference in Hong Kong.
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
Jul 2015: Erin Coughlin successfully defends her MS thesis
Jun 2015: Kimberly Kellett successfully defends her PhD dissertation and becomes Dr. Kellett
Jun 2015: Eco-evo cascades! Special feature of Journal of Ecology on eco-evolutionary dynamics in plants is published
May 2015: Paper on the phylogenetic analysis of function-valued traits, sole aauthored by Eric Goolsby, is out in Systematic Biology!
April 2015: Graduate student Kimberly 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 Kimbelry Kellett accepts a visiting professor position at Earlham College
Jan 2015: Graduate student Eric Goolsby earns a prestigious DDIG grant from the National Science Foundation
Sept 2014: Journal of Ecology publishes article on why herbaceous plants do not always sprout, authored by PI Richard Shefferson and colleagues Robert Warren and Ron Pulliam. Read the Journal of Ecology blog article for a summary.
May 2014: Shefferson lab moves to University of Tokyo
Apr 2014: Graduate student Kimberly Kellett sweeps the Ecology awards at the Odum School of Ecology's Spring Fling, taking home the Outstanding TA Award, the Frank Golley Memorial Award, and two best photo awards.
Mar 2014: Undergraduate student Carmen Kraus wins Best Paper at the University of Georgia's CURO Symposium.
Mar 2014: Graduate student Erin Coughlin wins the Garden Club of Georgia Fellowship, and moves on to the National Garden Club competition.