Mark Jonas is an evolutionary biologist interested in the causes and consequences of evolutionary potential. His current research–focused at the intersection of quantitative genetics, conservation biology and plant physiology–examines how climate change impacts evolutionary potential in plants. Dr. Jonas has also studied the evolutionary ecology and developmental genetics of endemic Hawaiian flies. In addition to research, he has worked on curriculum development and educational research projects. When he’s not in the lab or classroom, he reads philosophy of biology and plays jazz percussion.