K. E. Lotterhos

Assistant Professor K.E. Lotterhos conducts research into Marine Biology

Assistant Professor K.E. Lotterhos conducts research into Marine Biology

Office: Winston 112
Phone: TBA
Email: lotterke at wfu dot edu


Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, Florida State University
B.A. Physics. State University of New York, Binghamton

Areas of Research

Marine Biology, Landscape Genomics, and Evolution

linkLotterhos Lab Website (at Google sites)

Research Overview

The Lotterhos Lab studies how and whether populations will evolve in response to climate change. We use a combination of field surveys, experiments, modeling, genomics, and bioinformatics to understand local adaptation and evolutionary responses.

Selected Publications

Lotterhos, K. E. and S. Schaal (In pressGenome scans for the contemporary response to selection in quantitative traits.  Molecular Ecology.

Lotterhos, K. E. and M. C. Whitlock (2014) Genome scans for FST outliers are unreliable without accurate demographic history.  Molecular Ecology. 23(9) 2178-2192.

Lotterhos, K. E., S. J. Dick and D. R. Haggarty (2014) Evaluation of Rockfish Conservation Area networks in the US and Canada relative to the dispersal distance for black rockfish (Sebastes melanops). Evolutionary Applications. 7(2) 238-259.

Hughes, A. R., and K. E. Lotterhos (2014) Genotypic diversity at multiple spatial scales in the foundation marsh species, Spartina alterniflora. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 497: 105-117.

Travis, J. and K. E. Lotterhos (2013) Using experiments and models to untangle direct and indirect effects in a ”simple” food web: is there hope for understanding fishery systems? Bulletin of Marine Science.  89(1): 317-335.

Lotterhos, K. E. 2012. Non-significant isolation-by-distance implies limited dispersal. Molecular Ecology 21: 5637-5639.

Lotterhos, K. E., and R. Markel. 2012. Oceanographic drivers of offspring abundance may increase or decrease reproductive variance in a temperate marine fish. Molecular Ecology 21: 5009-5026.

Reuter, K. E., K. E. Lotterhos, R. N. Crim, C. A. Thompson, and C. D. G. Harley. 2011. Ocean acidification increases sperm limitation and risk of polyspermy in the red sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franscicanus. Global Change Biology 17: 163-171.

Lotterhos, K. E. 2011. The context-dependent effect of multiple paternity on effective population size (Ne). Evolution 65(6): 1693-1706.

Levitan, D. R., N. D. Fogarty, J. Jara, K. E. Lotterhos and N. Knowlton. 2011. Genetic, spatial and temporal components to precise spawning synchrony in reef building corals of the Montastraea annularis species complex. Evolution 65(5): 1254-1270.

Lotterhos, K. E. and D. R. Levitan. 2010. Gamete release and spawning behavior in broadcast spawning marine invertebrates. pp 99-120 in: The Evolution of Primary Sexual Characters in Animals. A. Crdoba-Aguilar and J.L. Leonard, eds. pdf

Knox, R. S., D. Glen, and K. E. Lotterhos, 2002. Effect of inhomogeneous broadening on the fluorescence anisotropy of a square-symmetric molecule. Chemical Physics Letters 361: 285-290.