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Jesse R Lasky

Jesse R Lasky

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Assistant Professor of Biology

408 Life Sciences
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)863-5318



  1. A.B., Kenyon College, 2004
  2. Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Postdoc Training

  1. Columbia University, 2012-2015

Honors and Awards

  1. Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigator Award, American Society of Naturalists, 2015

Selected Publications

Lasky JR, Forester BR, Reimherr M. 2017. Coherent synthesis of genomic associations with phenotypes and home environments. Molecular Ecology Resources Early view.

Lasky JR, Weeks BC, Keitt TH, Economo EP. 2017. A hierarchical model of whole assemblage island biogeography. Ecography 40:982-990.

Lasky JR, Upadhyaya HD, Ramu P, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Bonnette J, Juenger TE, Hyma K, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Brenton Z, Kresovich S, Morris GP. 2015. Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits. Science Advances 1:e1400218.

Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Erickson DL, Kress WJ, Chazdon RL (2014) The relationship between tree biodiversity and biomass dynamics changes with tropical forest succession. Ecology Letters 17:1158-1167.

Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, Lowry DB, Povolotskaya I, McKay JK, Richards JH, Keitt TH, Juenger TE (2014) Natural variation in abiotic stress responsive gene expression and local adaptation to climate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Biology and Evolution 31:2283-2296.

Lasky JR, Uriarte M, Boukili VK, Chazdon RL (2014) Trait-mediated assembly processes predict successional changes in community diversity of tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 111:5616-5621.

Lasky JR, Keitt TH (2013) Reserve size and fragmentation alter community assembly, diversity and dynamics.
The American Naturalist 182: E142-E160.

Lasky JR, Des Marais DL, McKay JK, Richards JH, Juenger TE, Keitt TH (2012) Characterizing genomic variation of Arabidopsis thaliana: the roles of geography and climate. Molecular Ecology 22: 5512-5529.