John H. Willis, Professor  

John H. Willis

We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Education:
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991

Office Location: 3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7340
Email Address: jwillis@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/willislab

Specialties:
Evolution
Ecology and Population Biology
Genetics
Genomics

Research Categories: Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations

Research Description: We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Troth, A; Puzey, JR; Kim, RS; Willis, JH; Kelly, JK, Selective trade-offs maintain alleles underpinning complex trait variation in plants., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 361 no. 6401 (August, 2018), pp. 475-478 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Coughlan, JM; Willis, JH, Dissecting the role of a large chromosomal inversion in life history divergence throughout the Mimulus guttatus species complex., Molecular Ecology (July, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Ferris, KG; Willis, JH, Differential adaptation to a harsh granite outcrop habitat between sympatric Mimulus species., Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution, vol. 72 no. 6 (June, 2018), pp. 1225-1241 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Barnett, LL; Troth, A; Willis, JH, Plastic breeding system response to day length in the California wildflower Mimulus douglasii., American Journal of Botany, vol. 105 no. 4 (April, 2018), pp. 779-787 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Aeschbacher, S; Selby, JP; Willis, JH; Coop, G, Population-genomic inference of the strength and timing of selection against gene flow., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114 no. 27 (July, 2017), pp. 7061-7066 [doi]  [abs].