Mary V. Price


Professor of Biology Emeritus


Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1976

My interests include the population, community, and evolutionary ecology of both animals and plants, especially in arid and montane ecosystems.  Working primarily at UC's Motte and Granite Mountains Reserves, I am exploring how ecologically similar seed-eating desert rodents compete and coexist, and the nature of their interactions with plants.  This work also encompasses population and conservation biology of threatened or endangered rodent species.  In addition, I have carried out long-term research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory on how the mutualistic interactions between plants and pollinators mold the evolution of flower morphology, plant mating patterns, and plant population dynamics.

My students and I participate in the Evolutionary Biology graduate group.  Recent and ongoing projects include:

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Recent Teaching....