Maureen Stanton has been on the faculty at UC Davis since 1982. She graduated from Stanford in 1975 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and from Harvard in 1980 with a Ph.D. in Biology. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale, she joined the Botany Department at UC Davis, and later moved to the new Department of Evolution and Ecology in 1991. She served as director of the Center for Population Biology 1992-1997, and then as chair of the Department of Evolution and Ecology 2006-2011. In January 2012, she became vice provost-academic affairs. Maureen’s research focuses at the interface of ecology and evolutionary biology, especially with respect to plant-animal interactions and plant adaptation to the environment.