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


  • BS University of California, Davis, Biology
  • MA Humboldt State University, Biology
  • PhD University of California, Santa Barbara, Evolutionary Ecology

Research Interests

  • Mating system evolution
  • Sexual selection in flowering plants
  • Evolutionary responses to environmental stress

Courses Taught

  • Biology 322 Genetics
  • Biology 402 Evolution
  • Biology 390 Plant Ecology

Crews and Other Activities

  • Biology Department Chair
  • Assistant Editor: The Journal of the California Botanical Society
  • Genetics Crew Supervisor
  • Board of Directors at the Franklin School of Innovation in Asheville, NC

Contact Dr. Hove

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