Molecular Projects

Landscape Genetics Laboratory - The UT Tree Improvement Program, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, is developing a landscape genetics laboratory. Landscape genetics is the integration of landscape ecology and population genetics. Specifically, the lab will concentrate on genotyping and determining spatial genetic patterns of a variety of plant and animal species. The purpose of the lab is to explore a variety of questions regarding plant and animal ecology through the use of landscape genetics.

Principal and Co-Principal Investigators: Jeanne Romero-Severson (University of Notre Dame), Timothy King (U.S. Geological Survey, Aquatic Ecology Branch), Frank van Manen and Joseph Clark (U.S. Geological Survey, Southern Appalachian Field Branch), and Scott Schlarbaum (University of Tennessee)