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

June 24, 2018
Check out a nice write-up about Michael’s receiving the Asa Gray Award, published in Systematic Botany 43(1):4-6. Click here to view it online at http://www.bioone.org/...
February 16, 2018
Check out this new paper in The American Naturalist (Feb 2018). To see more, visit the Publications tab.
January 5, 2018
Congratulations, Dr. Spriggs! Beth Spriggs successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on December 20th, and she is working as a Putnam Fellow at Arborteum of Harvard...