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Rob Laird

Robert Laird

Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4

robert.laird at

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Created: Feb 18, 2009
Updated: Aug 16, 2023

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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 focuses on experimental and theoretical work on the evolution of senescence (i.e., 'aging'), using a demographic approach.

Other topics, typically completed with collaborators, include plant-insect interactions, plant molecular ecology and biogeography, species coexistence, and the evolution of cooperation.

Lab news

August 16, 2023 - Congratulations!
Congratulations to Pri Dutt for completing her MSc earlier in 2023! Farewell also to Athita (Aim) Senayai who has returned to her home university after completing her visiting PhD studentship, working on aging in the tiny duckweed, Wolffia. Best of luck, Pri and Aim!

August 16, 2023 - Papers published
Former graduate students Austin Paiha, Suzanne Chmilar, Vincent Hervet, Sunil Shivananjappa, and Kanishka Senevirathna recently had papers published. See my Publications page for details.

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