Germán Avila-Sakar

Germán Avila-Sakar Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2RC039
Building: Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex
Phone: 204.786.9326

Research Interests:

I study the evolution of 1) plant sexual systems, and 2) defence against herbivores. Both topics are connected through resource allocation theory. How should plants partition their resources between the male and female reproductive functions to achieve greater fitness? How much should plants invest resources on growth, defence and reproduction at the different stages of their life cycles? I approach these questions from both evolutionary and physiological perspectives.

I am currently accepting applications from candidates with full or partial funding to conduct masters, doctoral or post-doctoral studies in any aspect of plant evolutionary ecology, especially in plant-animal interactions, plant defence, sex allocation, and pollination biology.