My Story

I am a biologist because I am fascinated by the beauty and complexity of life on Earth. Teaching and conducting research with students has provided me with a great framework for channeling my love of natural history to train creative, innovative thinkers that address important questions relating to evolutionary adaptation and how populations may respond to ongoing shifts in climate and land use.

Alisa Hove
Alisa Hove with student in the field
Alisa Hove research


  • B.S. in Biology, University of California, Davis
  • M.A. in Biology, Humboldt State University
  • Ph.D. in Evolutionary Ecology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests

  • Mating system evolution
  • Sexual selection in flowering plants
  • Evolutionary responses to environmental stress
  • Population genetics
  • Plant-fungal interactions

Courses Taught

  • Biology 2250 General Botany
  • Biology 3220 Genetics
  • Biology 3400 Plant Ecology

Crews and Other Activities

  • Supervisor of Genetics Research Crew
  • Assistant Editor: Madroño (the journal of the California Botanical Society)

Contact Dr. Hove

(828) 771-3071
Witherspoon 105
WWC CPO 6217
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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