The Rushworth lab is in the Department of Biology and the Ecology Center at Utah State University. We study the evolution and ecology of reproductive diversity in wild plant populations, using rock cress (Boechera) as our main system. We seek to understand how reproductive strategies evolve, how reproductive variation impacts ecologically-relevant traits, and how different strategies alter gene flow and speciation. To address these questions we use a variety of approaches, including field and greenhouse experiments, molecular biology and genetics, and we also dabble in theory.
We are looking for undergraduate researchers, masters and/or PhD students. Interested in applying to USU for graduate school? See this link for more information. Note the application deadline is December 15.
While I don't currently have funding for postdoctoral researchers, I'm happy to write fellowships with interested candidates.
All lab members are expected to engage in service or outreach during their time in the lab.