John H. Willis

Professor of Biology

Office: 
3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Department of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7340
We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1991

Mitchell-Olds, Thomas, John H. Willis, and David B. Goldstein. “Which evolutionary processes influence natural genetic variation for phenotypic traits?.” Nature Reviews. Genetics 8, no. 11 (November 2007): 845–56. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrg2207. Full Text

Rieseberg, Loren H., and John H. Willis. “Plant speciation..” Science (New York, N.Y.) 317, no. 5840 (August 2007): 910–14. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1137729. Full Text

Martin, Noland H., and John H. Willis. “Ecological divergence associated with mating system causes nearly complete reproductive isolation between sympatric Mimulus species..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 61, no. 1 (January 2007): 68–82. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00006.x. Full Text

Sweigart, Andrea L., Amanda R. Mason, and John H. Willis. “Natural variation for a hybrid incompatibility between two species of Mimulus..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 61, no. 1 (January 2007): 141–51. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00011.x. Full Text

Mitchell Olds, T., J. H. Willis, and D. Goldstein. “What evolutionary processes influence natural genetic variation for phenotypic traits?.” Nature Reviews Genetics 8 (2007): 845–56.

Hall, Megan C., and John H. Willis. “Divergent selection on flowering time contributes to local adaptation in Mimulus guttatus populations..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 60, no. 12 (December 2006): 2466–77. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2006.tb01882.x. Full Text

Aagaard, Jan E., John H. Willis, and Patrick C. Phillips. “Relaxed selection among duplicate floral regulatory genes in Lamiales..” Journal of Molecular Evolution 63, no. 4 (October 4, 2006): 493–503. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00239-005-0306-x. Full Text

Fishman, Lila, and John H. Willis. “A cytonuclear incompatibility causes anther sterility in Mimulus hybrids..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 60, no. 7 (July 2006): 1372–81. https://doi.org/10.1554/05-708.1. Full Text

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