Department of Ecology and Genetics

Parachnowitsch Group: <br/>Floral evolutionary ecology

Research in the Parachnowitsch lab focuses on the evolutionary ecology of plant-pollinator interactions. The incredible diversity of flowering plants has long motivated researchers to dissect and understand this variation. Pollinators play an important role in reproduction of outcrossing plants and thus have received a lot of attention in understanding floral evolution. Inspired by the diversity of flowers and their interactions with both pollinators and other organisms, we seek to address how and why floral traits evolve. Broadly we study evolution of floral traits, pollinator behaviour, and floral chemical ecology.  We use a variety of systems depending on the questions and work mainly in Sweden and North America.

Research projects available! Please contact me if you are interested in joining the lab. Bachelor and Masters projects are available for motivated students.