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Rob Laird

Robert Laird

Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

Ph: (403) 317-5074
Fax: (403) 332-4039

robert.laird at

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Created: Feb 18, 2009
Launched: July 1, 2009
Updated: Feb 12, 2018

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We are a lab of evolutionary ecologists working in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Current research includes experimental and theoretical work on the evolution of senescence, plant-insect interactions, species coexistence, and the evolution of cooperation.

Student opportunities

An NSERC-funded MSc position is available in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada). The focus of the project is on the biodiversity and population genetic structure of small, floating, aquatic plants in the genus Lemna (duckweeds). The project will involve a combination of lab and field work, with an emphasis on the former, and will primarily involve techniques from molecular ecology. The research will be co-supervised by Drs. Robert Laird and Theresa Burg. To apply, please send your CV along with a cover letter indicating your research experience and interests to Robert Laird (robert.laird at by April 1, 2018 (institutional application deadline: May 1, 2018; position start date: September 1, 2018).  

Lab news

January 18, 2018 - Papers accepted
new papers have been accepted in the last 1/2 year. See my Publications page for details.

January 17, 2018 - Welcome
Two new MSc students have started since my previous update. Welcome to Sunil Shivananjappa (above left) and Austin Paiha (above right)!

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