Modeling GORP (genetics-occurrence-rhizosphere-phenotype)


We are very happy to partner with collaborators at Kansas State University and the University of Kansas to study the interdependence between the occurrence, phenotype, genotype, and rhizosphere (soil microbes) of a dominant tallgrass prairie plant, Big Bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)! On this end, we’ll be constructing highly-hierarchical Bayesian models to test functional hypotheses about each level of biological organization.

We’ll be hiring a master’s level statistics student in the coming year. If you’re interested, please let me know!

Honorable Collaborators: “Sonny” Tuan Lee, Sara Baer, Maggie Wagner, and Ari Jumpponen

Sponsor: US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture