Cris G. Hochwender, PhD

University of Evansville, Dept. of Biology

Research

     





        Dr. Hochwender’s research has addressed ecological and evolutionary processes
 involving the interactions between terrestrial plants and their herbivores. Questions have
 included how plants resist herbivores, the ways in which resistance evolves, allocation
 costs of resistance, the importance of plant genetics as a structuring force of arthropod
 herbivore communities, plant modular constraints to herbivory, local adaptation of
 plants, and plant hybridization. Dr. Hochwender also carries out research on the subject
 of restoration ecology. Currently, he is collecting native seeds and using those seeds to
 help enhance the plant diversity of Vectren Conservation Park, an 1100-acre research
 site on the Wabash River.







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