Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Ecologist have studied the factors that regulate populations and shape ecological communities for over a century. One factor that was NOT traditionally considered is that rapid evolution could shape ecological dynamics. Many lab-based experiments have demonstrated that rapid evolution can dictate population dynamics, but there is little know about how common in natural ecosystems.

My research in this area seeks to add ecological realism to understand when and how rapid evolution shapes ecology.

Seth Rudman
Seth Rudman
Assistant Professor

The Rudman lab at WSU-Vancouver uses experiments and genomic tools to answer questions about the ecological and evolutionary fates of populations inhabiting rapidly changing environments.