Department of Biology
Colorado State University
Luke R Tembrock is interested in the evolution of plants that are cultivated by humans, and in particular the genetic changes that take place in these plants as humans move them from their wild centers of origin. He studies this evolutionary process in the stimulant drug plant Catha edulis (Qat), for which there is a well documented written history, and thus a set of testable hypothesis by employing methods from the fields of phylogeography and population genetics to test said hypotheses.
His international experience includes various programs, contributions and participation in different countries for diverse fields of study. His research interests reflect in wide range of publications in various national and international journals.
Genetics, Evolutionary studies, Phylogeography and population genetics