Alison Bennett

Alison Bennett

Alison Bennett

Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

Aronoff Laboratory
318 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Multi-species interations
  • Soil/root microbiomes
  • Evolutionary ecology


  • PhD, Evolution, Indiana University, Indiana USA (2005)
  • AB, Biology (Ecology and Evolution), University of Chicago, Illinois USA (1998)

Dr. Bennett's research focuses on two research areas: the influence of microbes (predominately mutualistic fungi) on plant defense and interactions with other organisms (such as herbivores and pollinators), and evolution within plant-associated microbiomes. Dr. Bennett's group applies techniques from a wide variety of disciplines (evolutionary ecology, molecular biology, and physics) to address questions in these research areas.