Laura Galloway's Research Highlighted in UVA Today

August 30, 2019

The research of Dr. Laura Galloway, Commonwealth Professor of Biology, and post-doctoral associate Matthew Koski is featured in today's issue of UvaToday. "When climates change, plants and animals often are forced to colonize new areas – or possibly go extinct. Because the climate is currently changing, biologists are keenly interested in predicting how climate-induced migrations influence organisms over time." In a study soon to be published in the journal Evolution Letters, Galloway and Koski found that "populations with the longest expansion routes – those farthest from their area of origin –evolved the ability to self-fertilize, but also accumulated mutations that can be harmful to the well-being of the species over time." To read the full article, please click here