Fuselier Research Lab
Current research focuses on undergraduate and graduate level biology education with an emphasis on understandings of science epistemology. After teaching evolutionary biology for eight years at the undergraduate level, I started a project on how sexual selection is depicted in college evolution textbooks. This work has expanded to interrogation of how sex roles are depicted in images of nonhuman animals and how students understand and essentialize human sex roles.
My plant ecology research leverages the large urban parks in Louisville. I am investigating spore banks as temporal refuges for ferns and bryophytes. Thus far, our research has uncovered a relatively diverse bryophyte spore bank and depauperate fern sporebank in an urban park. We are using these results to evaluate management of invasive species.