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.
email: bontrag [at] biodiversity.ubc.ca
office: Biodiversity Research Centre, room 236
mail: Department of Botany, 3529-6270 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4