Welcome to the homepage of Diane L. Byers and her research group. I am a plant evolutionary ecologist. Most of our research focuses on prairies and the consequences of habitat fragmentation for the native species. We also have projects on invasive species (garlic mustard). If you like further information on our research projects, interested in exploring joining our group or interested in a collaboration please e-mail me.
Overview to My Research Interests
Given our rapidly changing environment, some the critical questions to answer include: the extent of local adaptation; assessment of current changes to fragmentation of natural areas and climate change; and potential for adaptation to the future environment. Using community ecology to quantitative genetic approaches with prairie species we are assessing their response to the historical fragmentation and on-going environmental changes.
School of Biological Sciences
Campus Box 4120
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-4120
Office: 424 SLB
Lab: 425 SLB