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

October 22, 2015
A Tansley Review on plant diversification highlights the importance of “confluence”.  See Publications. 
October 22, 2015
A new analysis shows the recent entry of Canarium into Malagasy rainforests. See Publications.
October 21, 2015
Viburnum might be dying out in the forests in which it initially diversified.  See Publications.