University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology


Ph.D. Student - Lauren Ashlock


Lauren Ashlock, Ph.D. Student

Contact Information
Email: Lauren.Ashlock

Marsh Life Science Building, Rm 324
Phone: (802) 656-1722
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Pespeni


I am interested in understanding the potential resilience of marine organisms to global climate change. In pursuit of this goal, I am investigating the adaptive capacity of marine invertebrates, and examining how this capacity may confer resilience in a changing environment. I am especially interested in exploring the role of long term selection in defining population genetic diversity. My research aims to investigate this relationship through multi-generational selection experiments in marine copepods.