I am an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department at the University of Connecticut. I am broadly interested in how plants adapt to variable and changing environments. I’ve approached this question using common gardens, population genomics, and comparative genomics in wild sunflowers, and more recently, plants in the genus Yucca. To complement this work, I’ve been working with Karolina Heyduk on understanding the impacts of hybridization in Yucca speciation by conducting research in molecular evolution, genome analyses, and plant physiology. These research interests inspire, inform, and develop my teaching in Ecology and Evolution.
Ed McAssey, Ph.D.
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