The Fuller Lab

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


We are broadly interested in ecology and evolution as it applies to fishes.  Fishes are fantastic subjects for evolutionary studies because of the great variation we see among and within populations and between closely related species.  My students and I try to capitalize upon this variation to ask questions about (a) how natural and sexual selection vary over time and space, (b) the extent to which variation among/within populations is attributable to genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity, and their interaction, (c) how genetic variation is maintained within populations, and (d) the extent to which natural selection and/or genomic rearrangements are important to speciation. 

I am looking to take a graduate student to start in my lab Fall 2015!  I will consider both M.S. and Ph.D. applications.