Ostevik Lab

The rise and fall of reproductive barriers


Welcome to the Ostevik Lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the University of California Riverside. We study diversification in flowering plants (i.e., how and why species arise, change, and go extinct) using field collections, greenhouse experiments, and population genomics analyses.

We at UCR would like to respectfully acknowledge and recognize our responsibility to the original and current caretakers of this land, water, and air: the Cahuilla [ka-weeahh], Tongva [tong-va], Luiseño [loo-say-ngo], and Serrano [se-ran-oh] peoples and all of their ancestors and descendants, past, present, and future. Today this meeting place is home to many Indigenous peoples from all over the world, including UCR faculty, students, and staff, and we are grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on these homelands.

Banner photo: Sunflower collecting trip at Monahans Sandhills State Park, TX