Martin Turcotte

  • Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Research Interest Summary

Adaptation to environmental stress, aquatic community ecology, adaptation to human activities

Research Interests

My lab studies evolutionary-community ecology, which is the study of how rapid evolution is driven by and is a driver of community ecology. We mostly work with duckweed, a fast growing aquatic plant. We conduct experimental evolution in the lab and in the field to ask how communities adapt to environmental stresses (such as pollutants) and how rapid evolution impacts species coexistence.