Anderson lab: Plant evolutionary ecology


Contact information

Jill Anderson, Assistant Professor

Department of Genetics

Odum School of Ecology

Davison Life Sciences- C314A

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

Office phone:706-542-0853

jta24 (at)


Research in the Anderson lab focuses on the processes that promote and constrain adaptive evolution in natural plant populations. We use approaches drawn from ecophysiology, population and quantitative genetics, and ecological genomics to investigate the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of plants. We are particularly interested in understanding the eco-evolutionary consequences of global change in temperate and tropical ecosystems.  Our research is motivated by theory, conservation, and patterns we observe in the natural world.

Join us as a postdoctoral scholar!

Our current postdoc, Dr. Susana Wadgymar, has accepted a tenure track position at Davidson College! Her excellent news means that we are currently recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to collaborate on the evolutionary genetics of climate change responses in Boechera stricta. Please contact Jill via email (jta24 (at) with questions. Here's the job ad, with details on how to apply.

We are actively recruiting prospective graduate students who are interested in plant evolutionary ecology, tropical ecology and conservation genetics.  Please contact Jill via email to discuss opportunities for graduate training.