Alison Bennett

Assistant Professor
Faculty

Dr. Bennett’s research focuses on two research areas: the influence of microbes (predominantly mutualistic fungi) on plant defense and interactions with other organisms (such as herbivores and pollinators), and evolution within plant-associated microbiomes. Dr. Bennett’s group applies techniques from a wide variety of disciplines (evolutionary ecology, chemistry, molecular biology, and physics) to address questions in these research areas.

Areas of Expertise
  • Multi-Species Interactions
  • Soil/Root Microbiomes
  • Evolutionary Ecology
Education
  • PhD, Evolution, Indiana University, Indiana USA (2005)
  • AB, Biology (Ecology and Evolution), University of Chicago, Illinois USA (1998)