Sonia Sultan joins EES project


Sonia E. Sultan is a plant evolutionary ecologist and Professor of Biology at Wesleyan University. Her research group studies ecological development or ‘eco-devo’: how individual plants develop and function differently in response to different environmental conditions, in particular to factors that vary in nature such as light and shade, soil moisture, and key nutrients. Sultan has been a major contributor to the empirical and conceptual literatures on plasticity and niche construction and their roles in adaptive evolution. She published many of these ideas in a book entitled Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction and Adaptation (Oxford University Press, 2015). She will contribute to the EES research program by working on Project 12 (Non-genetic inheritance and adaptation to novel environments) and participating in workshops.