Welcome! The Koski Lab explores the ecological and evolutionary processes that generate diversity in flowering plants. While pollinators are thought to drive the vast majority of floral diversification, selection by the abiotic environment as well as neutral genetic processes can either promote or constrain adaptation to pollinators. Our research focuses on how the interplay between these processes contributes to large scale patterns of floral diversity across both space and time. We address questions primarily focused on floral pigmentation and plant mating systems, spanning levels of biological organization from populations to large clades. We use a variety of approaches including ecological and quantitative genetics, phenotypic manipulation and pollination biology, population genetics, and comparative phylogenetics.
7/17/21: A new lab paper accepted at New Phytologist!
3/23/21: Grad student Cierra Sullivan has been chosen for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
2/7/2021: Cierra has a manuscript accepted in Proceedings B!
1/11/2021: The lab welcomes new Post-Doc, Jacob Heiling!
11/9/2020: The lab welcomes new Post-Doc, Anita Cisternas-Fuentes!
10/5/2020: CI student Roslynn Dwyer awarded Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship by the Veterans Affairs. Congrats!
9/19/2020: New paper published in Current Biology!