Our Research

We are a group of evolutionary biologists with wide interests in how the process of evolution takes place in natural populations. Much of our work focuses on interactions at different levels of biological organization, including coevolution between natural enemies, social interactions between individuals within populations, or epistasis and indirect genetic effects involving specific loci.

 

Many of the techniques we employ stem from quantitative genetics approaches to understanding variation and selection, but we also incorporate basic fieldwork, behavioral observations, manipulative experiments, and the comparative method. We use theoretical modeling as a means of understanding some of the more complex sorts of interactions in nature. Our work has involved a wide range of study taxa, including reptiles and amphibians, insects, and yes, even plants!

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Brodie Lab

Department of Biology

University of Virginia

485 McCormick Rd.

Charlottesville, VA 22904

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