- B.Sc. (University of Saskatchewan)
- M.Sc. (Queen's)
- Ph.D. (Queen's)
Office: LHS C251
Phone:705-748-1011 ext. 7180
Joanna Freeland's Google Scholar
- Molecular Ecology
- Population genetics
- Conservation genetics
My research programs (past and ongoing) use molecular genetic data to address questions such as the relationship between environmental change and genetic diversity, the taxonomic status of endemic fauna, the extent to which populations are interconnected by gene flow, and the importance of genetic lineage to the invasibility of plant populations.
BIOL 2600H: Evolution
ASCI 3000H: Case Studies in Arts and Science
BIOL 3620H: Population Genetics
Lindsay D, Freeland J, Gong P, Guan X, Harms N, Kowalski K, Lance R, Sartain B, Wendell D. 2023. Genetic analysis of North American Phragmites australis guides management. Aquatic Botany. 184: 103589
Bhargav V, Freeland J, Dorken M. 2022. Evidence of hybrid breakdown among invasive hybrid cattails (Typha × glauca). Heredity 129: 195-201.
Zhang Q, Belyakov E, Lapirov A, Zhao Y, Freeland J, Xu X. 2022. A reappraisal of the phylogeny and historical biogeography of Sparganium (Typhaceae) using complete chloroplast genomes from 19 lineages BMC Plant Biology. 22:588
Widanagama S, Freeland JR, Xu X, Shafer A. 2022. Genome assembly, annotation, and comparative analysis of the cattail Typha latifoilia. G3 Genes, Genomes, Genetics 12 (2) jkab401, https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab401
Coghlan S, Shafer A, Freeland J. 2021. Development of an environmental DNA metabarcoding assay for aquatic vascular plant communities. Environmental DNA. 3: 372-387
Pieper S, Dorken M, Freeland J. 2020. Genetic structure in hybrids and progenitors provides insight into processes underlying an invasive cattail (Typha x glauca) hybrid zone. Heredity. 124:714-725
Information for prospective students
I am always very happy to discuss with students opportunities for graduate studies. The emphasis of my current research program includes both endangered and invasive plant populations, although there is also scope for students to develop their own complementary research projects within my lab.