Fredric Janzen

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Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
Fredric Janzen

My research interests involve the study of ecology and evolution, including mechanistic work at the molecular and organismal levels, field studies that document the importance of phenotypic variation, and a comparative view of the long-term consequences of this variation. Research projects include evolutionary ecology of sex-determining mechanisms in reptiles; experimental evolution of sex ratio and sex-determining mechanisms in C. elegans; life-history evolution and functional ecology of reptiles; phylogenetics, molecular ecology, and phylogeography of North American reptiles; and anthropogenic influences on turtle populations. Although not mandatory, many of these research projects involve reptiles, particularly turtles, as the experimental organisms of choice.

Area of Expertise: 
Evolutionary Biology
Life-history Evolution
Quantitative Genetics
Contact
515-294-4230
341 Bessey, 2200 Osborn Dr
Ames
Iowa
50011-4009