Join us for this week's Seminar Series led by Jeffrey Good, Associate Professor at the University of Montana. Mismatches between the timing of key life-history events and optimal environments have emerged as important drivers of biodiversity decline, yet the genetic basis and evolutionary dynamics of most seasonal adaptations remain poorly understood. The Good lab has combined extensive population, comparative, and functional genomic experiments with environmental modeling and decades of in-depth ecological studies to understand the evolution of locally adaptive seasonal camouflage in the iconic snowshoe hare and other closely related species. Their work integrates ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, and functional genomics to understand past and predict future seasonal adaptation over different spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. These findings break new ground on the genetics of adaptation and advance predictive models for organismal responses to climate change. Read more about Good lab's research here.
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Jeffrey Good — Jeffrey Good is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana. Good earned his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and was an NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The Good lab's research aims to understand the origin of biological diversity through genomics. Their research interests include speciation, sex chromosome evolution, population genetics, comparative evolutionary genomics, and the evolution of mammalian reproduction.