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ecological and evolutionary genetics

Recent Announcements

Parallel seasonal adaptation
Parallel seasonal adaptation

Alan and colleagues publish paper in eLife demonstrating parallel seasonal adaptation in flies

Farmers Market Outreach
Farmers Market Outreach

The Bergland Lab promotes Backyard Evolution at the Harrisonburg Farmer's Market

Backyard Evolution 2021
Backyard Evolution 2021

The 2021 Backyard Evolution season begins!

Cory’s Paper Published in G3
Cory’s Paper Published in G3

Cory Weller, a former PhD student from the lab, publishes a paper describing the feasibility and power of outbread QTL mapping.

Priscilla’s Paper Published in PLoS Genetics
Priscilla’s Paper Published in PLoS Genetics

Postdoc Priscilla Erickson used D. melanogaster hybrid swarms and a computational pipeline to understand how flies survive harsh winters in temperate latitudes.

PVCC Capstone Collections
PVCC Capstone Collections

We are collaborating with Piedmont Virginia Community College to conduct seasonal Drosophila collections at Carter Mountain Orchard.

Backyard Evolution
Backyard Evolution

Participate in a citizen science project! The Bergland Lab at UVA is looking for volunteers to collect and preserve flying insects from their compost piles this spring, summer, and fall. Click below to read more!

Monday, February 4, 2018
Monday, February 4, 2018

Dörthe Becker, a postdoc in the Bergland lab, was recently awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship funded by the European Commission.

Friday, Jan 18, 2018
Friday, Jan 18, 2018

Karen Barnard-Kubow, a postdoc in the Bergland Lab, was recently awarded a NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellowship.

Monday, Dec 18, 2017
Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Alan co-authors a paper in eLife with members of the Johnston lab at Johns Hopkins.

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Alan publishes a paper in PNAS.

Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017

Dr. Priscilla Erickson wins a JCC post-doctoral fellowship!

Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Bergland lab receives its first grant!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Alan recently published a paper in Current Biology about the evolutionary hip and fitness consequences of a super-gene in the white-throated sparrow.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016

The Bergland Lab is open for business!