Areas of Expertise:
conservation | evolutionary biology | climate change | trees

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Victoria Sork is dean of the divsion of life sciences within the UCLA College of Letters and Science and a professor in the UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. An environmental biologist, Sork is an authority in landscape genetics, which integrates genomics, evolutionary biology and conservation.

Sork's research examines evolutionary and ecological processes that affect the genetic composition of natural populations of trees and how that existing genetic variation influences the ability of populations to respond to environmental change. Sork, who is a member of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, specializes in California oak tree populations and how they're responding to climate change.

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