Sonia Sultan

Prof Sonia Sultan

Wesleyan University


Email: Sonia Sultan
Phone: +1 860 685 3493


Sonia Sultan is a plant evolutionary ecologist. Her research group studies ecological development or 'eco-devo': how individual plants develop and function differently in response to different environmental conditions, in particular to factors that vary in nature such as light and shade, soil moisture, and key nutrients. To examine these responses, Sultan determines response patterns or norms of reaction for genetic individuals collected from field populations. These experiments reveal the interplay of genotypic and environmental factors in shaping the functional and reproductive outcomes of individual development. Sultan has long been a major contributor to the empirical and conceptual literatures on individual plasticity and its relation to ecological breadth and adaptive evolution.

Further information

Sultan group website
Wesleyan University staff profile

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