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  1. Muir, C.D., R.P. Hangarter, L.C. Moyle, P.A. Davis 2014. Morphological and anatomical determinants of mesophyll conductance in wild relatives of tomato (Solanum sect. Lycopersicon and sect. Lycopersicoides). Plant, Cell & Environment [ Link ]
  2. Muir, C.D. 2013. How did the Swiss cheese plant get its holes?. The American Naturalist 181:273-281
  3. Hahn, M.W., B.J. White, C.D. Muir, N.J. Besansky 2012. No evidence for biased co-transmission of speciation islands in Anopheles gambiae. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 367:374-384
  4. Moyle, L. C., C. D. Muir 2010. Reciprocal insights into adaptation from agricultural and evolutionary studies in tomato. Evolutionary Applications 3: 409-421
  5. Moyle, L. C., C. D. Muir, M. V. Han, M. W. Hahn 2010. The contribution of gene movement to the ‘Two Rules of Speciation’. Evolution 64:6 1541-1557


Christopher D. Muir

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Research area: Evolution
Supervisors: S. Otto, M. Pennell
History: Ph.D. Indiana University
B.S. College of William and Mary

Evolutionary ecology from mechanisms to macroevolution

Physiologists have discovered numerous tradeoffs that organisms must confront in order to survive and reproduce in a given environment. Such fitness tradeoffs are the theoretical foundation for most evolutionary models of local adaptation and speciation. Despite decades of interest in an evolutionary physiology synthesis, surprisingly little is known about the role of physiological tradeoffs in driving divergent natural selection between populations. My research attempts to fill this gap in our knowledge, to identify the mechanistic basis of local adaptation and give meaning to those physiological mechanisms by situating them in a broader ecological and phylogenetic context.

Last updated 24 July 2017