Conner Lab

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Michigan State University

Anne Royer

Currently a postdoc at Willamette University & University of Oregon

Email: royerann(at)


Ph.D. Plant Biology & EEBB     Michigan State University     2014

B.A. Biology/German Studies    Oberlin College                    2002


My research focus is on the evolutionary ecology of plant-insect interactions. I am interested in integrating the fields of evolution and ecology, from genetics to community composition, to understand how species interactions contribute to biodiversity. 

Current projects include:

- Investigating the function of short stamens in the Brassicaceae (the mustard family) and the roles of selection and constraint in the evolution of stamen loss in Arabidopsis thaliana

- Understanding how spatial and temporal variation in pollinator communities affects selection on floral shape and color in Claytonia virginica (the Spring Beauty wildflower, in the Portulacaceae)

Jeffrey K. Conner

3700 East Gull Lake Drive

Hickory Corners, MI 49060