Research Interests
Conservation Genetics and Restoration Ecology, Ecology and Evolution of Plant Populations; Plant Mating Systems, Plant-animal Interactions.

Research in my lab group focuses on both ecological and evolutionary processes occurring in natural populations. We are particularly interested in conservation and restoration issues, employing an array of tools ranging from demographic field monitoring and environmental sampling, common garden and greenhouse experiments, to surveys of genetic variation at the DNA level.

I am currently accepting graduate students with interests in population biology, evolution, and molecular ecology. Graduate students have the option to explore projects based on the lab’s organisms (e.g. Lupine, Hawaiian Geraniums, Antennaria), but are also free to develop their own ideas and interests in other systems.  Interested students should check out the Research page link and contact me via email at hmichae@bgsu.edu to discuss their interests.  
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Helen J. Michaels
Assoc. Professor of Biological Sciences
B.A., Biology, Brown University
M.S., Botany, University of Illinois, Urbana
Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

 Office: 
330C Life Science Bldg.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403 
hmichae@bgsu.edu    (419) 372-2644
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Teaching
Biology 101 The Environment of Life
Biology 343 General Botany
Biology 414/531 Plant Taxonomy and Evolution
Biology 422/541 Plant Ecology
Biology 354 Population and Community Ecology
Biology 780 Special topics seminars in Plant Reproductive Ecology, Wetlands, Restoration Ecology, Geobotany of Ohio, Pollination Ecology, Advanced Data Analysis