Welcome

A man stands in front of a twisty, spiky desert plant with his arms crossed
In the field with a big, happy Joshua tree.

I’m Jeremy Yoder, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at California State University Northridge. I study local adaptation and coevolution — the ways that living things shape each other’s evolutionary history — particularly in mutualism.

Evolutionary theory explains how events that occur over a single day or a single growing season ultimately shape million-year-long patterns of biodiversity. I use field studies, mathematical models, and genomic data to understand how interacting species shape each other’s evolutionary history.

For more detailed project descriptions and opportunities to join in research at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral level, see my lab website. For updates personal and professional of varying degrees of formality, see my blog, Denim and Tweed.