Mike Hague

Jefferson Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellow
Class: 2019
Hometown: Bradford, New Hampshire
B.A. Whitman College (2009)
M.S. San Francisco State University (2013)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Michael Hague is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Biology Department of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His dissertation research focuses on the coevolution of interacting species, like plants and pollinators, or predators and prey. Ecological relationships like these represent a major driver of biodiversity on Earth, and Michael’s research aims to understand the genetics of how coevolution unfolds in wild populations. His recent scientific work has been published in the journals Evolution and Ecology & Evolution. This past summer, Michael finished his fieldwork in California, Oregon, and Washington. He received a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant from the NSF to finish his laboratory work back on grounds this fall. As part of the funding award, Michael will incorporate these new data into a teaching module for undergraduate biology students in a statistics class at UVA.

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