Research in the Hamilton lab broadly aims to understand the factors influencing the distribution of genetic variation across species' ranges in both natural and managed plant populations, focusing on those mechanisms that contribute to local adaptation.
We take an interdisciplinary approach to these challenges; combining population and landscape genomics with experimental quantitative and functional genomics. Our goal is to understand how genetic and environmental variation influence the expression of complex traits important to adaptation. Through this work we aim to increase our predictive power regarding the adaptive potential of populations for species management under climate change.
Current Research Interests