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Emery, Nancy Christine Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Emery is an evolutionary ecologist who studies the causes and consequences of habitat specialization in plant populations that occupy heterogeneous environments. Using a variety of empirical tools that include field experiments, genetic analyses, functional trait measurements, and comparative methods, Emery has examined the roles of context-dependent expression of genetic variation, phenotypic plasticity, dispersal trait evolution, and ecological interactions as drivers of habitat adaptation. She has worked in variety of plant communities and ecosystems, including vernal pools, serpentine, salt marsh, lakeshore, and deciduous woodland plant populations. At CU Boulder, she is developing new projects at the CU Mountain Research Station and in collaboration with the Niwot Ridge LTER to investigate the ecological and evolutionary drivers of plant responses to climatic variation in the Rocky Mountain flora.

keywords

  • evolutionary ecology, plant population biology, adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, gene flow

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3080 Evolutionary Biology (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • EBIO 3990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4600 Evolutionary Ecology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 5600 Evolutionary Ecology (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Summer 2018)
  • EBIO 2840 Independent Study: Lower Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 3080 Evolutionary Biology (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4840 Independent Study: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4870 Independent Research: Upper Division (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 4990 EBIO Honors Thesis Research (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6940 Master's Degree Candidate - Plan II (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 7840 Independent Study (Doctoral Level) (Spring 2018)
  • EBIO 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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