Change is Constant
The Colautti Lab investigates rapid evolution in a changing world
Human activity is causing rapid changes to the earth's ecosystems, benefitting some species with adverse effects on others. We investigate how human activity is changing genes, genomes and phenotypic traits of species in nature, and how this in turn affects the viability of species. Our approach combines cutting-edge advances in genomics and computational biology with experiments in controlled and natural environments. We think knowledge from these experiments can help improve human health and management of ecosystem services threatened by global change.