Frederickson Lab

Mutualism Ecology & Evolution

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The Frederickson Lab

Mutualism Ecology & Evolution

Research in the Frederickson Lab focuses on the ecology and evolution of mutualism, or cooperation between species. Mutualisms are extremely common in nature—so common, in fact, that every plant and animal on Earth may be involved in at least one mutualism. The Frederickson Lab uses field, molecular, and computational approaches to study diverse plant-animal and host-microbe mutualisms, with the goal of understanding how and why species cooperate.


Megan Frederickson

Associate Professor

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Toronto
25 Willcocks St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3B2
Email:  m.frederickson @
Phone: +1 (416) 978-7252

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Joining the Lab

Are you interested in joining the Frederickson Lab? Please email your CV, transcripts, and a brief description of your previous research experiences and what interests you about the Frederickson Lab to  m.frederickson @