Position: Associate Professor
Office: 311 Hilgard Hall
Research Interests: landscape genetics, phenotypic evolution, spatial analysis, herpetology
Honors & Awards:
2019 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
2016 Hellman Fellow, Hellman Foundation
2013 Jasper J. Loftus-Hills Young Investigator’s Award, American Society of Naturalists
Yuan M.L., Wake M.H., and Wang I.J. (2019) Phenotypic integration between claw and toepad traits promotes microhabitat specialization in the Anolis adaptive radiation. Evolution, 73: 231-244. [pdf]
Gray L.N., Barley A.J., Nieto-Montes de Oca A., Poe S., Thomson R.C., and Wang I.J. (2019) Phylogeography of a widespread lizard complex reflects patterns of both geographic and ecological isolation. Molecular Ecology, 28: 644-657. [pdf]
Lourenco A., Antunes B., Wang I.J., and Velo-Anton G. (2018) Fine-scale genetic structure in a salamander with two reproductive modes: does reproductive mode affect dispersal? Evolutionary Ecology, 32:699-732. [pdf]
Yuan M.L. and Wang I.J. (2018) Sodium ion channel alkaloid resistance does not vary with toxicity in aposematic Dendrobates poison frogs: an examination of correlated trait evolution. PLOS One, 13: e0194265. [pdf]
Cao Y.-N., Wang I.J., Chen L.-Y., Ding Y.-Q., Liu L.-X., and Qiu Y.-X. (2018) Inferring spatial patterns and drivers of population divergence of Neolitsea sericea (Lauraceae), based on molecular phylogeography and landscape genomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 126: 162-172. [pdf]
Wogan G.O.U. and Wang I.J. (2018) The value of space-for-time substitution for studying fine-scale microevolutionary processes. Ecography.
Yuan M.L., Wogan G.O.U., and Wang I.J. (2018) Trehalose improves PCR amplification of vertebrate nuclear DNA from historical allozymes. Conservation Genetics Resources. doi: 10.1007/s12686-017-0811-4
Glassman S.I., Wang I.J., and Bruns T.D. (2017) Environmental filtering by pH and soil nutrients drives community assembly in fungi at fine spatial scales. Molecular Ecology, 26: 6960-6973.
Xu B., Sun G., Wang X., Lu J., Wang I.J.*, Wang Z.* (2017) Population genetic structure is shaped by historical, geographic, and environmental factors in the leguminous shrub Caragana microphylla on the Inner Mongolia Plateau of China. BMC Plant Biology, 17: 200. doi: 10.1186/s12870-017-1147-7 [* Indicates co-senior authorship.]
Wang I.J., Brenner J.C., and Butsic V. (2017) Cannabis, an emerging agricultural crop leads to deforestation and fragmentation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15: 495-501.
Balkenhol N., Dudaniec R.Y., Krutovsky K.V., Johnson J.S., Cairns D.M., Segelbacher G., Selkoe K., von der Heyden S., Wang I.J., Selmoni O., and Joost S. (2017) Landscape genomics: understanding relationships between environmental heterogeneity and genomic characteristics of populations. in Rajora O.P. (Ed.) Population Genomics (pp.XX-XX). New York: Springer.
Wang I.J. and Shaffer H.B. (2017) Population genetic and field-ecological analyses return similar estimates of dispersal over space and time in an endangered amphibian. Evolutionary Applications, 10: 630-639.
Lourenco A., Alvarez D., Wang I.J., and Velo-Anton G. (2017) Trapped within the city: integrating demography, time since isolation and population-specific traits to assess the genetic effects of urbanization. Molecular Ecology, 26: 1498-1514.
Zhang Y.-H., Wang I.J., Comes H.P., Peng H., Qiu Y.-X. (2016) Contributions of historical and contemporary geographic and environmental factors to phylogeographic structure in a Tertiary relict species, Emmenopterys henryi (Rubiaceae). Scientific Reports, 6: 24041. doi: 10.1038/srep24041
Richardson J.L., Brady S.P., Wang I.J., Spear S.F. (2016) Navigating the pitfalls and promise of landscape genetics. Molecular Ecology, 25: 849-863.