Susan Magnoli

Post-doctoral Researcher
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Faculty Sponsor:  James Bever


Ph.D. Plant Biology, Michigan State University
M.S., Biology, Sonoma State University
B.S. Plant Biology, University of California, Davis


Area of specialization
Plant-microbe interactions and rapid adaptation

Susan has broad research interests in evolutionary ecology and plant-microbe interactions.  Her dissertation work focused on the role of rapid adaptation in recently restored plant populations.  Her work in the Bever-Schultz lab focuses on the role that rhizobium communities play in determining the success of both native and invasive legumes in managed grasslands.

Selected Publication:

  • Lau, J.A., Magnoli, S.M., Zirbel, C.R., and Brudvig, L.A. 2019.  The limits to adaptation in restored ecosystems and how management can overcome them.  Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 104: 441-454.


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