Emma Goldberg

Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
2016
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Unraveling the Evolutionary Mysteries of Plant Reproduction and Biogeography

No Monument Location

A central challenge in evolutionary biology is understanding how processes in the distant past have shaped the patterns observed today. How do the diverse reproductive strategies found in flowering plants affect speciation and extinction? How are the geographic distributions of species shaped by the physical environment and other species? Emma Goldberg's work addresses these questions by developing computational tools to analyze the evolutionary relationships among species, and mathematical models of adaptation and competition.