Saint Louis University

Department of Biology

Dr. Eva Gonzales

Assistant Professor - Ph. D. University of Georgia

Contact Information:
Phone: (314) 977-1401
Fax: (314) 977-3658
Mail: Department of Biology, St. Louis University, 3507 Laclede Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103-2010

Courses:  Principles of Biology II, Genetics Lab, Applied Population Genetics/Molecular Ecology, Graduate Seminar. 

Research: I am interested in plant evolutionary ecology and its implications for conservation and restoration. I focus on questions addressing the role of evolutionary history and anthropogenic disturbance in shaping genetic variation in native species with economic importance and species performing important ecosystem services.


Hodel R and E Gonzales. Reconstructing evolutionary history of sea oats, Uniola paniculata, dune-building grass in south-eastern North America. 2013. Journal of Heredity, in print.

Shu-Mei Chang, E Gonzales, E Pardini, JL Hamrick. 2011. Encounters of old foes on a new battle ground for an invasive tree, Albizia julibrissin Durazz (Fabaceae). Biological Invasions 14: 1043-1053.

Gonzales E, PE Smouse, JL Hamrick & R Peakall. 2010. The impact of landscape disturbance on fine-scale genetic structure in the Guanacaste tree, Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Fabaceae). Journal of Heredity 101: 133-143.

Gonzales E, JL Hamrick & PE Smouse. 2008. Comparison of clonal diversity in mountain and Piedmont populations of Trillium cuneatum (Melanthiaceae-Trilliaceae), a forest understory species. American Journal of Botany 95: 1254-1261.

PE Smouse, R Peakall R & E Gonzales. 2008. A heterogeneity test for fine-scale genetic structure. Molecular Ecology 17: 3389-3400.

Gonzales E, JL Hamrick & SM Chang. 2008. Identification of glacial refugia in south-eastern North America by phylogeographic analyses of a forest understorey plant, Trillium cuneatum. Journal of Biogeography 35: 844-852.

Gonzales E, JL Hamrick, PE Smouse & RJ Dyer. 2006. Pollen mediated gene dispersal within continuous and fragmented populations of a forest understory species, Trillium cuneatum. Molecular Ecology 8: 2047-2058.

Hamrick, JL, MJW Godt & E Gonzales. 2006. Conservation of genetic diversity in old-growth forest communities. Applied Vegetation Science 9: 51-57.

Gonzales E & JL Hamrick. 2005. Distribution of genetic diversity among disjunct populations of the rare forest herb, Trillium reliquum. Heredity 95:306-314.

Franks, SJ, CL Richards, E Gonzales, JE Cousins & JL Hamrick. 2004. Multi-scale genetic analysis of Uniola paniculata (Poaceae): a coastal species with a linear, fragmented distribution. American Journal of Botany 91:1345-1351.

Updated 05/08/2013

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