Faculty and graduate students in the Evolutionary Biology group use experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. As a group, we focus our research on the evolution of biological interactions. Current interests of Kent State evolutionary biology faculty include:
(1) evolutionary dynamics of interacting genes and genomes (such as molecular evolution of gene families, or cytoplasmic-nuclear interactions)
(2) evolution, genetics, and ecology of intraspecific interactions (such as plant and animal mating systems, animal movement, and group behavior)
(3) ecological and evolutionary consequences of interspecific interactions (such as plant-pollinator, native-invasive, or host-pathogen relationships).