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

February 16, 2018
Check out this new paper in The American Naturalist (Feb 2018). Too 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...
September 6, 2017
The Donoghue Lab is excited to welcome two new Graduate Students: Mansa Srivastav and Ian Gilman.