In the Mercer Lab, we study plant evolutionary ecology within agricultural systems. Of primary focus are the ways ecological processes and evolutionary forces influence important issues in agricultural sustainability, such as conservation of crop genetic resources and climate change adaptation.
Associate Professor, 2015 – present, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
Visiting Associate Professor, 2015 – 2016, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor, 2008 – 2015, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2006 – 2008, Department of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, Ohio State University
Fulbright-García Robles Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico