Allan Strand

College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9189
Personal Website:


Ph.D., 1997, New Mexico State University

Research Interests

  • Plant evolutionary biology, population genetics, demography and conservation

Current and planned research projects

  • Biogeography of Sea Rocket
  • Empirical and statistical approaches for estimating seed dispersal rates in beach plants
  • Conservation of beach plants
  • Conservation genetics of captive freshwater fish
  • Hybridization in Sarracenia
  • Simulations of landscape-level population genetics


  • Flanagan, Ben*; Krueger-Hadfield, Stacy; Murren, C; Nice, Chris; Strand, Allan; Sotka, Erik (2021) Founder effects shape linkage disequilibrium and genomic diversity of a partially clonal invader.  Molecular Ecology 30:1962-1978
  • Jensen-Ryan, D, Murren, C., Bisner, A., Rutter, M., and Strand, A. (2021). Engaging Undergraduates in Research Experiences at a Distance: Insights and Recommendations for Remote URE.  Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education v22 (1) ev22i1. 2375
  • Wares, John P, Sotka EE, Strand, AE (2021) Diversity, divergence and density: How habitat and hybrid zone dynamics maintain a genomic cline in an intertidal barnacle.  J Biogeography 48:2174-2185
  • Shaw, E., Fowler, R., Ohadi, S*. Bayly, M.J., Barrett, R.A., Ades, P.K., Tibbits, J., Strand, A., Samis, K. Westberg, E., Willis, C.G., Jasieniuk, M., Donohue, K., and Cousens, R.D. (2021) Explaining the worldwide distributions of two highly mobile species: Cakile edentula and C. maritima.  Journal of Biogeography 48:603-615 (doi 10.1111/jbi.14024)
  • Krueger-Hadfield, S, Flanagan, B**, Godfroy, O, Hill-Spanik, K, Nice, C, Murren, C, Strand, A, and Sotka, E.  (2021) Using RAD-SEQ to Develop Sex-Linked Markers in a Haplodiplontic Alga.  Journal of Phycology 57: 279-294(doi 10.1111/jpy.13088)
  • Matthew T Rutter, April M Bisner, Clare Kohler, Keyaira Morgan**, Olivia Musselman**, Julia Pickel**, Jerica Tan**, Yuki Yamasaki**, Jay Willson**, Hilary S Callahan, Allan E Strand, Courtney J Murren (2020).  Disrupting the disruptors: the consequences of mutations in mobile elements for ecologically important life history traits.  Evolutionary Ecology 34:363-377
  • Courtney J. Murren, Clare Kohler, Rebecca J. Balazs*, Rachel Bassett**, Ashley Beacham**, Elsa A. Cousins**, Amber Frazier**, Bravada M. Hill;**, Annie Jean Rendleman**, Lauren Hernandez-Rubio Senn, Allan E. Strand, and Olivia D. Musselman** (2020).  Gene type and mutation position influence responses in root traits across nutrient environments.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 181:210:223
  • Katalinas, Christopher*; Robinson, John; Strand, Allan; Darden, Tanya; Brenkert, Karl; Denson, Michael (2019) Forecasting the Genetic Influences of Red Drum Stock Enhancement in South Carolina.  Fisheries Management and Ecology 26:224-235 DOI: 10.1111/fme.12342
  • Rutter, Matt; Murren, Courtney; Callahan, Hilary; Bisner, April; Leebens-Mack, Jim; Wolyniak, Michael; Strand, Allan (2019) Distributed phenomics with the unPAK project reveals the effects of mutations.  The Plant Journal 100:199-211 (
  • Hoban, SM, Dawson, A, Robinson J, Smith, A, Strand, A.  (2019).  Inference of biogeographic history by formally integrating distinct lines of evidence: genetic, environmental niche, and fossil.  Ecography, 42:1991-2011 (