Jill Hamilton

Jill Hamilton

  • Associate Professor & Director, Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics
  • Joseph E. Ibberson Chair in Silviculture Research for Pennsylvania
323 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Population Genomics
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Climate Change
  • Ex Situ Conservation

Education

  • PhD University of British Columbia
  • MS Queen's University
  • BSc (Honours) University of Winnipeg

Publications

Bibliometric Analysis of the Structure and Evolution of Research on Assisted Migration
Current Forestry Reports, Benomar, Lahcen, Elferjani, Raed, Hamilton, Jill, O’Neill, Greg A., Echchakoui, Said, Bergeron, Yves, Lamara, Mebarek, 2022

One hundred years into the study of ecotypes, new advances are being made through large-scale field experiments in perennial plant systems
Current Opinion in Plant Biology, VanWallendael, Acer, Lowry, David B., Hamilton, Jill A., 2022

The relevance of pedigrees in the conservation genomics era
Molecular Ecology, Galla, Stephanie J., Brown, Liz, Couch-Lewis Ngāi Tahu Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke Ngāti Waewae, Yvette, Cubrinovska, Ilina, Eason, Daryl, Gooley, Rebecca M., Hamilton, Jill A., Heath, Julie A., Hauser, Samantha S., Latch, Emily K., Matocq, Marjorie D., Richardson, Anne, Wold, Jana R., Hogg, Carolyn J., Santure, Anna W., Steeves, Tammy E., 2022

Seed morphological traits as a tool to quantify variation maintained in ex situ collections
AoB PLANTS, Di Santo, Lionel N., Polgar, Monica, Nies, Storm, Hodgkiss, Paul, Canning, Courtney A., Wright, Jessica W., Hamilton, Jill A., 2021

The relevance of pedigrees in the conservation genomics era
Molecular Ecology, Galla, Stephanie, Brown, Liz, Couch-Lewis, Yvette, Cubrinovska, Ilina, Eason, Daryl, Hamilton, Jill, Heath, Julie, Hauser, Samantha, Latch, Emily, Matocq, Marjorie, Richardson, Anne, Wold, Jana, Hogg, Carolyn, Santure, Anna, 2021

Testing for evolutionary change in restoration
Evolutionary Applications, Braasch, Joseph E., Di Santo, Lionel N., Tarble, Zachary J., Prasifka, Jarrad R., Hamilton, Jill A., 2021

Evolutionary approaches to seed sourcing for grassland restorations
New Phytologist, Hamilton, Jill, Flint, Shelby, Lindstrom, Jessica, Volk, Kate, Shaw, Ruth, Ahlering, Marissa, 2020

The importance of quantitative trait differentiation in restoration
AoB PLANTS, Yoko, Zebadiah G., Volk, Kate L., Dochtermann, Ned A., Hamilton, Jill A., 2020

Evidence for population differentiation among Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines in survival, growth and phenology
Forest Ecology and Management, Martínez-Berdeja, Alejandra, Hamilton, Jill A., Bontemps, Aurore, Schmitt, Johanna, Wright, Jessica W., 2019

From transects to transcripts
Molecular Ecology, Hamilton, Jill A., Miller, Joshua M., 2018

Genetic conservation and management of the California endemic, Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana Parry)
Ecology and Evolution, Hamilton, Jill A., Royauté, Raphaël, Wright, Jessica W., Hodgskiss, Paul, Ledig, F. Thomas, 2017

Mixing it up
Forests, Janes, Jasmine K., Hamilton, Jill A., 2017

Mixing it up: the role of hybridization in forest management and conservation under climate change
Forests, Janes, Jasmine, Hamilton, Jill, 2017

Evolutionary Restoration Ecology, Stockwell, Craig A., Kinnison, Michael T., Hendry, Andrew P., Hamilton, Jill A., 2017

The joint influence of photoperiod and temperature during growth cessation and development of dormancy in white spruce (Picea glauca)
Tree Physiology, Hamilton, Jill A., El Kayal, Walid, Hart, Ashley T., Runcie, Daniel E., Arango-Velez, Adriana, Cooke, Janice E.K., 2016

Population structure and dispersal of wolves in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Journal of Mammalogy, Cullingham, Catherine I., Thiessen, Conrad D., Derocher, Andrew E., Paquet, Paul C., Miller, Joshua M., Hamilton, Jill A., Coltman, David W., 2016

Interspecies hybridization in the conservation toolbox: Response to Kovach et al. (2016)
Conservation Biology, Miller, Joshua M., Hamilton, Jill A., 2016

Population structure and dispersal
Journal of Mammalogy, Cullingham, Catherine, Thiessen, Conrad, Derocher, Andrew, Paquet, Paul, Miller, Joshua, Hamilton, Jill, Coltman, David, 2016

Adaptive introgression as a resource for management and genetic conservation in a changing climate
Conservation Biology, Hamilton, Jill A., Miller, Joshua M., 2016

Fine-scale environmental variation contributes to introgression in a three-species spruce hybrid complex
Tree Genetics and Genomes, Hamilton, Jill A., De la Torre, Amanda R., Aitken, Sally N., 2015

Adaptive introgression as a resource for management and genetic conservation under climate change
Conservation Biology, Hamilton, Jill, Miller, Joshua, 2015

The role of climate adaptation in colonization success in Arabidopsis thaliana
Molecular Ecology, Hamilton, Jill A., Okada, Miki, Korves, Tonia, Schmitt, Johanna, 2015

The role of climate adaptation in colonization success in Arabidopsis thaliana
Molecular Ecology, Hamilton, Jill, Okada, Miki, Korves, Tonia, Schmitt, Johanna, 2015

Fine-scale environmental variation contributes to introgression in a three-species spruce hybrid complex
Tree Genetics and Genomes, Hamilton, Jill, de la Torre, Amanda, 2014

Interdisciplinary climate change collaborations are essential for early-career scientists
Trans Amer Geophys Union, Gornish, Elise S., Hamilton, Jill A., Barberán, Albert, Benito, Blas M., Binzer, Amrei, Demeester, Julie E., Gruwez, Robert, Moreira, Bruno, Taheri, Shirin, Tomiolo, Sara, Vinagre, Catarina, Vuarin, Pauline, Weaver, Jennifer, 2013

Interdisciplinary climate change collaborations are essential for early-career scientists
EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Gornish, Elise, Hamilton, Jill, Barberan, Albert, Benito, Blas, DeMeester, Julie, Gruwez, Robert, Moreira, Bruno, Taheri, Shirin, 2013

Genomic and phenotypic architecture of a spruce hybrid zone (Picea sitchensis × P. glauca)
Molecular Ecology, Hamilton, Jill A., Lexer, Christian, Aitken, Sally N., 2013