Biodiversity ♢ Ferns ♢ Moss

Have your flower-less cake and eat it too

My research focuses on the ways in which polyploidy, hybridization, and asexual reproduction function to influence the evolution and speciation of ferns and moss. The evolution of both of these plant lineages are profoundly affected by these phenomena and features of these plants make them an ideal study system for informing the study of polyploidy across plants. I use phylogenetic, phylogenomic, and genomic approaches in addition to using natural history collections for morphometrics. Field biology and an appreciation and value for natural history are at the heart of my work.

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