Lora Richards

Assistant Professor
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The Richards Lab focuses on a wide range of chemically mediated ecological interactions. We are particularly interested in the role of plant chemistry in structuring diverse ecological communities.  We utilize a multidisciplinary approach that combines field and laboratory approaches with the latest spectroscopic tools in organic chemistry to address basic ecological questions. 

View a list of publications on the Richards Lab website.


  • Ph.D. Biology, University of Utah, 2006
  • B.S. Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis 2000