Welcome

Welcome

We are phylogenetic biologists interested in the evolution of plants. Our efforts focus on inferring phylogenetic relationships within plant groups at various scales, but especially on the use of phylogenetic information in understanding evolution and ecology. Major areas of interest include the evolution of morphological traits, patterns of diversification, and historical biogeography in relation to the assembly of regional biotas and local communities. We integrate empirical studies of particular plant lineages with the development and use of phylogenetic comparative methods. 

News

June 18, 2014
With Erika Edwards and others, Michael just published a paper on plant architecture in relation to the leaf economics spectrum in a special symposium issue of the Journal of...
June 18, 2014
Michael, and grad students Beth Spriggs, and Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong, traveled to Zürich, Switzerland, to attend a wonderful conference on “radiations” in plants (12-15...
June 11, 2014
Two of our post-docs, Andrew Leslie and Matt Ogburn, will move to new positions this fall. Matt will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Southern Utah ...