Jose Meireles


🕸Ecology, 🏔 Environmental sciences, ∆ Evolution, 🧬 Genetics, 🏞 Land and natural resource use

Meireles’ studies how plant diversity arises and is maintained in the face of environmental variability across space and time. His research focuses on three core areas: uncovering the evolutionary relationships among species and populations using molecular tools; understanding the spatial distribution of plant taxonomic and genetic diversity across scales; and inferring the evolution of plant function. Visit Meireles’ biography to learn more.

A bubble chart demonstrating a 50% research 50% teaching appointment split.
Meireles balances time between teaching (50%) courses about vascular plant taxonomy, and research (50%) on plant phylogenetics, population genetics, biogeography, macroevolution, and evolutionary ecology.

Appointment details

Meireles’ work is supported by:

  • School of Biology and Ecology at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Towards integrating bottom-up and top-down approaches to assess plant diversity in Maine. Hatch project number ME022109.