We are fascinated with the natural world around us and how this world will look in the future, in light of ongoing habitat and climate change. We study the evolutionary and ecological processes that help or hinder responses to changing environments. We test ecological and evolutionary theory using laboratory and field experiments with aquatic plankton communities, insects, and parasites. We are particularly interested in how species interactions (plant-herbivore, host-parasite, predator-prey etc) affect population and community responses to environmental change. See more here.
Michelle Tseng, Ph.D
Departments of Botany and Zoology,
Biodiversity Research Centre, UBC
Research Associate (2013-2016), UBC
Founding and Managing Editor of Evolutionary Applications, (2007-2013)
Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC
Ph.D. 2005, Indiana University
Biodiversity Research Centre rm 110
University of British Columbia
office number: 604-827-4077
Apr 2019: Hooray! Our thermal evolution & species interactions paper was accepted this week in Evolutionary Applications. Proofs coming soon! Congrats to coauthors Joey Bernhardt, Zander Chila, and the rest of Daphnia counters & photographers!
Jan 2019: Welcome Carla Di Filippo and Jihyun Kim to the group! Carla is our newest MSc student, and Jihyun is conducting a Directed Studies research project. Welcome both!
Nov 2018: Congratulations to Alice for presenting our lab poster at the 2018 Entomology conference!