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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

October 24, 2016
Sarah Federman successfully defended her PhD dissertation October 24th. Congratulations!
September 28, 2016
375 members of the National Academy of Sciences published an open letter the risks of climate change. Click here to learn more: link.
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...