Rodney J. Dyer


Data Science, Population Genetics

Graduate Students


Jane Remfert

Doctoral Candidate

Gene Flow, Urban Evolution, Landscape Genetics


Olivia Latham

Masters Student

Pollinators, Shale Barrens

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Understanding migratory connectivity is essential for determining the drivers behind population dynamics and for implementing effective …

Habitat fragmentation affects landscape connectivity, the extent of which is influenced by the movement capacity of the vectors of seed …

The European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) was first introduced to Massachusetts in 1869 and within 150 years has spread throughout …

As urbanization drastically alters the natural landscape and generates novel habitats within cities, the potential for changes to gene …

Recent Posts

This spring’s Environmental Research Advosory Committee is set to be held virtually (as most things this odd year). Here is a link to the slides that I’ll be presenting. ! TL;DR: Mostly finished the following objectives but the lab has been closed ! since March due to COVID. Unknown opening date. Overview Below is an overview of the three objectives and a brief discussion of the current state of the research.

Jane Remfert opened the Integrative Life Sciences Research Symposium this year with her presentation on Cultivar Gene Escape.

A guest lecture in ENVS102: Environmental Studies II.

Here is a presentation of mashing techniques and a short experiment for Dr. Tenjo’s Fermentation class.

An overview of how to work with Rasters in R.


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