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Dylan Weese

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Associate Professor


Main Campus
Lewis Hall, 211B
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


What is your favorite spot on campus?

It's in front of Ambrose Hall. The mature oak trees are beautiful – no matter the season – and create a peaceful environment.

Teaches general biology and evolutionary biology. His research focuses on interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes.


Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, Mich.
Kellogg Biological Station

PhD, University of Maine
School of Biology and Ecology

MS, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Department of Zoology

BS, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Biological Sciences


Courses Taught

BIOL 101 Principles of Biology
BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundations of Living Systems
BIOL 348 Evolution


Areas of Professional Interest

Evolutionary Biology


Recent Publications and Presentations

Weese, D.J, Heath, K.D., Dentinger, B.T.M., and Lau, J.A. 2015. Long-term nitrogen addition causes the evolution of less-cooperative mutualists. Evolution 69:631-642.

Weese, D.J., M.M. Ferguson, & B.W. Robinson. 2012. Contemporary and historic evolutionary processes interact to shape patterns of within-lake phenotypic divergence in polymorphic pumpkinseed sunfish, Lepomic gibbosus. Ecology and Evolution 2:57-592.

Weese, D.J., A.K. Schwartz, P. Bentzen, A.P. Hendry, & M.T. Kinnison. 2011. Eco-evolutionary influences on population recovery following catastrophic disturbance. Evolutionary Applications 4:354-366.

Schwartz, A.K., D.J. Weese, P.Bentzen, M.T. Kinnison & A.P. Hendry. 2011. Both geography and ecology contribute to mating isolation in guppies.  PLoS ONE 5: e15659.

Weese, D.J., S.P. Gordon, A.P. Hendry & M.T. Kinnison. 2010. Spatio-temporal variation in linear natural selection on body color in wild guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution 64: 1802-1815.

Palkovacs, E.P., M.C. Marshall, B.A. Lamphere, B.R. Lynch, D.J. Weese, D.F. Fraser, D.N. Reznick, C.M. Pringle & M.T. Kinnison, 2009. Experimental evaluation of evolution and coevolution as agents of ecosystem change in tropical streams. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 364: 1617-1628.