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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

July 21, 2016
Welcome, YIBS Donnelly Postdoctoral Fellow Michael Landis! Michael’s research aims to better understand when, why, and how groups of species came to live where they’re...
July 6, 2016
Michael, Deren, Patrick, and Yale undergraduate Caroline Schlutius traveled to Mexico in May and June to study the replicated evolution of divergent leaf forms in Viburnum. ...
July 1, 2016
Graduate student Beth Spriggs was awarded an NSF GROW grant for her work ”Comparative phylogeography of Eastern North America and Japan: a case study in Viburnum.” Beth will...