Dylan Weese, PhD

Associate Professor

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

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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

My favorite spot on campus is in front of Ambrose Hall. The mature oak trees are beautiful – no matter the season – and create a peaceful environment.

Dr. Weese


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.

Courses Taught

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

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