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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

April 19, 2016
The extinction of 17 large-bodied lemurs within the past 2000 years has potentially grave consequences for the long-term survival of Madagascar’s large-seeded plants,...
April 5, 2016
Graduate student Brian Park is starting field work for Year 3 of a long-term study of pollination in Viburnum lantanoides.
February 29, 2016
Graduate student Miranda Sinnott-Armstrong presented her work on spatial patterns in fruit color to experts in Spain (Pedro Jordano, Estación Biológica de Doñana) and Germany...