Jonathan Shik's research group
Integrative evolutionary biology
I study the physiological underpinnings of biological diversity, and the physiological mechanisms governing species co-existence in light of global change. My lab’s favorite organisms - ants - enable us to test ecological and evolutionary hypotheses across levels of biological organization, from genes in genomes, to cells in multicellular bodies, to individuals in societies, and symbioses with unrelated partners. Trillions of ants inhabit diverse habitats across the planet, providing a rich canvas on which we and our collaborators apply integrative approaches from metabolic respirometry, to stable isotopes, to behavioral ecology experiments in the lab and field, and now, funded by an ERC Starting Grant, functional genomics.
See my lab website for more information www.jonathanshik.com.