Published: Sept. 20, 2018

Integrated Biology alum Jared Mastin (BS 2013, MS 2017) has published "Climatic Niche Modeling Reveals Divergence between Cytotypes in Eutrema edwardsii (Brassicaceae)" in the journal Botany. Mastin and co-authors Leo P Bruederle (Professor Emeritus, Integrative Biology) and Peter Anthamatten (Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences) provide evidence supporting the hypothesis of niche divergence among tetraploid and hexaploid cytotypes in this species. Niche expansion was also revealed among hexaploids, which are expected to have a broader tolerance of environmental conditions.