The Hamilton Lab broadly focuses on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to local adaptation within natural and managed plant populations
Our research bridges population, landscape, and functional genomics combining genomic data, environmental data, and quantitative experiments to understand the genetic basis of traits important to adaptation to climate, climate-related stresses, and disease.
June: Jill was recently interviewed by Jacob Sandoval, a student from San Diego State University about our research on Torrey pines, bark beetles, and their impacts to the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course.
May: Congratulations to Lionel who has received the prestigious Shockey-Scoby Graduate Award. Very well-deserved!!
May: Jill's Graduate Alumni Profile is now featured on the UBC Graduate Studies website.
May: Congratulations to Lionel who was awarded the Suzy Schmoll Scholarship and Oliver LaVoy Memorial Scholarship. Great work, Lionel!
May: Congratulations to Zeb who received a scholarship to attend the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics this summer at the University of Washington this summer!
April: The Hamilton Lab's research is featured this month at the Minnesota Phenology Network - we're hoping to engage citizen scientists to aid us in our phenological research on Prairie Smoke and white spruce.
April: Jill is now an associate editor for Plant Ecology and Diversity
April: The Hamilton Lab is excited to welcome collaborator, Dr. Jessica Wright (USDA-Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Station) to NDSU this week where she'll be speaking in our Biological Sciences Seminar Series.
March: It's March - which means the field season is upon us! Lionel is headed to California for annual Torrey pine common garden measurements and will be speaking at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden on conservation genetics of Torrey pine.
March: Zeb and Jill submitted abstracts for ESA - hope to see you there!
February: The Hamilton Lab is very excited to be hosting Marissa Ahlering, Prairie Ecologist with the Nature Conservancy who will be speaking in our Biological Sciences Seminar Series.
January: Congratulations to Lionel who has just published his first article on conservation genetics of pool frogs!!!