Welcome to the Angert Lab
Research in the Angert Lab lies at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology. Much of our research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of species’ geographic distributions, asking what limits adaptation at the edges of species' ranges, why closely related species vary by orders of magnitude in range size, and how ranges are likely to shift in response to climatic changes. Another line of inquiry focuses on population and community dynamics and mechanisms of species coexistence. These different projects are united by a focus on mechanisms of, and constraints on, niche evolution and the consequences of divergence in niche properties for patterns of distribution and abundance. These projects take us to diverse habitats throughout western North America. We combine experimental manipulations in the field and in the lab with observations of natural populations and tools from quantitative genetics and physiological ecology. Learn more about current projects, lab members, and joining the lab.
Where are we?
Mail: 6270 University Blvd.
- We are excited to host Xiaojun Kou and Kristin Mercer while they visit UBC on sabbatical.
- Megan and Chris M. recently launched large-scale field transplants. N=32,000 and counting!
- Amy will be visiting Uppsala in October to give seminars.
- Chris K., Rachel, and their able crew completed resurveying all 400 legacy vegetation plots in the North Cascades!
- Papers recently out: Bontrager & Angert AJB, Muir Proc Roy Soc B, Muir & Thomas-Huebner Am Nat, Sheth & Angert Am Nat, Louthan et al. TREE