About Nason Lab


Members of the Nason lab are evolutionary biologists who use ecological and genetic approaches to study evolutionary processes. A common theme in our research has been investigation of the factors influencing gene flow and their impact on the structuring of genetic variation at various scales of organization, be it within populations, across natural landscapes, or between diverging species.


Recent and ongoing areas of research in the Nason Lab includes:

  • Coevolutionary interactions between figs (genus Ficus) and associated pollinating (mutualist) and non-pollinating (antagonistic) fig wasps
  • The evolution of host race formation and cryptic speciation in plant-feeding insects
  • The evolution of fine-scale spatial genetic structure in plants
  • The evolution of population genetic and phylogeographic structure in plants and associated insects
  • Conservation genetics
  • Invasive species biology
  • Graphical population genetics

You can learn more about our work in these areas (and how you might participate in them) from our Projects page.

Lab Members

You can learn more about Professor John Nason and current and past members of the Nason Lab from our People page.


You will find a list of our publications on our Publications page.