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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

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...
April 25, 2016
Congratulations to Sarah Federman for being awarded the Yale Peabody Museum’s George Gaylord Simpson Prize for her recent paper in Proceedings of the National Academy...
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,...