Ron Bassar
Department of Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor

Office: 144 Funchess Hall

Phone: (334) 844-1638



PhD - University of California, Riverside
BA - Prescott College

Professional Employment
Assistant Professor - Williams College
2017 - 2022
Postdoctoral Scholar - University of Oxford, UK
2014 - 2017
Postdoctoral Scholar - University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012 - 2014

Selected Publications

Most Recent Ten Papers (see all on my google scholar page)

van der Zee, M. J., J. R. Whiting, J. R. Paris, R. D. Bassar, J. Travis, D. Weigel, D. N. Reznick, and B. A. Fraser. 2022. Rapid genomic convergent evolution in experimental populations of Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution Letters 6:149-161.

Anaya-Rojas, J. M., R. D. Bassar, *T. Potter, **A. Blanchette, **S. Callahan, **N. Framstead, D. N. Reznick, and J. Travis. 2021. The evolution of size-dependent competitive interactions promote species coexistence. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 90: 2704-2717.

Bassar, R. D., T. Coulson, J. Travis, and D. N. Reznick. 2021. Towards a more precise—and accurate—view of eco-evolution. Ecology Letters. 24: 623-625.

Leduc, A. O. H. C., S. A. Thomas, R. D. Bassar, A. López-Sepulcre, **K. MacNeil, R. El-Sabaawi, D. N. Reznick, A. S. Flecker, and J. Travis. 2021. The experimental range extension of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) influences the metabolic activity of tropical streams. Oecologia. 195: 1053-1069.

Germain, R.M., S.P. Hart, M.M. Turcotte, S.P. Otto, J. Sakarchi, J. Rolland, T. Usui, A.L. Angert, D. Schluter, R.D. Bassar, T. Waters, F. Henao-Diaz, and A.M. Siepielski. 2021. On the origin of coexisting species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 36(4): 284-293

*Potter, T., R. D. Bassar, P. Bentzen, **E. W. Ruell, J. Torres-Dowdall, C. A. Handelsman, C. K. Ghalambor, J. Travis, D. N. Reznick, and T. Coulson. 2021. Environmental change, if unaccounted, prevents detection of cryptic evolution in a wild population. The American Naturalist. 197: 29-46.

WRogowski, E., **A. D. Van Alst, J. Travis, D. N. Reznick, T. Coulson, and R. D. Bassar. 2020. Novel parasite invasion leads to demographic compensation and recovery in an experimental population of guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117(36): p. 22580-22589.

Griffiths, J. I., D. Z. Childs, R. D. Bassar, T. Coulson, D. N. Reznick, and M. Rees. 2020. Individual differences determine the strength of ecological interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117: 17068-17073.

WGrinder, R. M., R. D. Bassar, and S. K. Auer. 2020. Upper thermal limits are repeatable in Trinidadian guppies. Journal of Thermal Biology. 90: 102597.

Auer, S. K., R. D. Bassar, D. Turek, **G. J. Anderson, S. McKelvey, J. D. Armstrong, K. H. Nislow, **H. K. Downie, **T. A. J. Morgan, D. McLennan, N. B. Metcalfe. 2020. Metabolic rate interacts with resource availability to determine individual variation in microhabitat use in the wild. The American Naturalist. 196: 132-144.

Last updated: 09/08/2022