Ken Thompson

Ph.D. student

My interests centre around the link between ecological divergence and the evolution of reproductive isolation. That is, what are the mechanisms through which the process of adaptation leads to the origin of species?

2019 Student Research Award

2019
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For Research

American Society of Naturalist and the American Naturalist

Killam Doctoral Scholarship

2017
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For Research

NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (CGS D)

2016
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For Research

University of British Columbia Four Year Doctoral Fellowship

2016
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For Research
Parallel genetic evolution and speciation from standing variation
Evolution Letters 1:13
Ken A. Thompson, Matthew M. Osmond, and Dolph Schluter
2019
Antiherbivore defenses alter natural selection on plant reproductive traits
Evolution 70(4): 796–810
Thompson KA and MTJ Johnson
2016
Urbanization drives the evolution of parallel clines in plant populations
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Thompson, KA., Renaudin M, Johnson MTJ
2016
Distribution models for mountain plant species: the value of elevation
Ecological Modelling 301, 72–77
Oke OA and KA Thompson
2015
No influence of water limitation on the outcome of competition between diploid and tetraploid <i>Chamerion angustifolium</i> (Onagraceae)
Journal of Ecology 103(3), 733&ndash;741
Thompson KA, BC Husband and H Maherali
2015
Plant evolution in the urban jungle
American Journal of Botany 102(12): 1&ndash;3
Johnson MTJ, KA Thompson and HS Saini
2015
Climatic niche differences between diploid and tetraploid cytotypes of <i>Chamerion angustifolium</i> (Onagraceae)
American Journal of Botany 101(11) 1868&ndash;1875
Thompson KA, BC Husband and H Maherali
2014
Molecular taxonomic tools provide more accurate estimates of species richness at less cost than traditional morphology-based taxonomic practices in a vegetation survey
Biodiversity and Conservation 23(6): 1411&ndash;1424
Thompson KA and SG Newmaster
2014
Mucilage reduces leaf herbivory in Schreber&rsquo;s water shield, <i>Brasenia schreberi</i> J. F. Gmel. (Cabombaceae)
Botany 92(5): 412&ndash;416
Thompson KA, DS Sora, KA Cross, JM St. Germain and K Cottenie
2014