Megan Bontrager

Researching the ecology and evolution of geographic ranges

Welcome! I’m a PhD student in Amy Angert’s lab at the University of British Columbia. My research focuses on understanding the factors that shape species’ geographic ranges. Currently, I’m studying this in an annual wildflower, Clarkia pulchella, in the interior of the Pacific Northwest. I have ongoing experiments examining range-wide variation in demographic responses to pollination and summer drought, as well as the effects of gene flow on fitness at the northern range edge.

Before arriving at the Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC, I did my undergraduate work at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I worked in the Parker and Kay labs.



email: bontrag [at]

office: Biodiversity Research Centre, room 236

mail: Department of Botany, 3529-6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4