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About Mitchell B. Cruzan

I utilize ecological, molecular genetic, and numerical techniques in field and greenhouse studies to address questions in ecology and evolutionary biology. My research interests include evaluation of hybridization as an evolutionary stimulus, the evolutionary dynamics of invasion, the ecology and evolution of mutualisms, and landscape genetics of upland prairie species in the context of range responses to climate change. I am currently focused on the invasive false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) as a model system for investigating fundamental questions in ecology and evolution, and the common monkey flower (Mimulus guttatus) for understanding the consequences of somatic mutation accumulation for plant evolution.


Present Professor, Portland State University Biology

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  • Fundamentals of Biology
  • Plant Diversity and Evolution
  • Principles of Evolution

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