In the Tseng lab we investigate the evolutionary and ecological processes underlying adaptation to changing environments. We test ecological and evolutionary theory using laboratory and field experiments with freshwater communities, and with insects and their parasites. Our goal is to build a predictive framework for understanding how communities adapt to rapid environmental change. See more here.
Michelle Tseng, Ph.D
Departments of Botany and Zoology,
Biodiversity Research Centre
University of British Columbia
Research Associate 2013-2016: Mary O'Connor
Founding and Managing Editor, Evolutionary Applications, 2007-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2008, University of British Columbia, advisor: Judy Myers
Ph.D. 2005. Indiana University, advisor: Curt Lively
M.Sc. 2000. University of Toronto, advisor: Locke Rowe
B.Sc 1998. University of Toronto, undergrad thesis advisor: Locke Rowe
Nov 2017: Long-term beetle body size paper accepted in the Journal of Animal Ecology (woo hoo!); Daphnia-algae experimental evolution paper submitted & in review; new experiments about to start. Stuff's happening in the lab!
Sept 2017: Michelle is in the thick of writing her first NSERC grant, plus scoping out alpine field sites, the lab is getting the lab set up, starting new experiments, and writing papers. Science FTW!
June 2017: To Yukon and back! We had an amazing trip to the Yukon surveying zoo- and phytoplankton in ~ 20 lakes. Can't wait to go back.
March 2017: Mosquito-parasite paper accepted, and Work-Learn position funded!
Jan 2017: We're taking this show on the road! Tseng-lab Yukon research trip planning has commenced. SO excited.