march 2021

in the last few weeks, a couple of new papers were published (online), one is a reflection and opinion on species delimitation in most organisms (with a focus on birds); the second paper is related to our Encelia work. Check them out on the papers page

in other great news, Isaac Lichter-Marck will join our lab this summer as a postdoctoral researcher in our collaborative project on Hawaiian plant phylogenomics and historical biogeography. Welcome, Isaac!

january 2021

join the lab! with support from the NSF, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in plant phylogenomics to join the lab. This is part of our collaborative project with Michael Landis, Nina Rønsted, Warren Wagner, Bruce Baldwin, and Will Freyman to develop new models for historical biogeography and test those models in poorly studied Hawaiian plant radiations. For more information, visit this website

december 2020

a couple of great news to wrap up 2020. We just received new funding from the NSF for a collaborative project with Michael Landis, Nina Rønsted, Warren Wagner, and Bruce Baldwin to develop new models for historical biogeography and test those models in island plant radiations. Many thanks to the NSF, colleagues, reviewers, and, of course, the tax payers for supporting our work!

In addition, another manuscript was just accepeted and it will come out soon in PLOS ONE; our recent paper in Encelia will be available online on PNAS in the next few days, too. More exciting science will keep coming in 2021.

september 2020

Sarah has moved to San Francisco, CA to start her new permanent job as Assistant Curator of Western North America Botany at the California Academy of Sciences! Congratulations, Sarah!

august 2020

we have put a couple of papers out in the last couple of months. Head over to our papers page to check them out. And keep checking, there are more in the pipeline!

june 2020

great news coming out of the lab. Ioana is now a PhD candidate after passing her oral exam; congratulations! In addition, Ioana also received funding from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists and the Botanical Society of America for her dissertation research. Way to go Ioana!

may 2020

the lab got funded through the California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP) to carry out a landscape genomics study of an icon of evolutionary biology: Linanthus parryae. Thanks to the CCGP!

april 2020

we are excited to welcome Michael Grundler who will joins us this summer as our Biodiversity Informatics Researcher. Welcome to the lab, Mike! In addition, Magdalene Lo joined the lab as a new undergradute researcher. Welcome Magadalene!

january 2020

join the lab! with support from the NSF, we are looking for a Bioversity Informatics Researcher to join the lab. Come to UCLA and help us make biodiversity data (phenotypes, genomes, geography, nomenclature) and analysis easily accessible, open, flexible, reproducible, interactive, and expandible. For more information, visit here

revitalizing monographs: as part of our ongoing NSF-funded series of workshops on revitalizing monographic research, our collaborator on this grant, Dr. Marymegan (Meg) Daly from The Ohio State University will be leading a panel discussion at the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) standalone meeting in Gainesville, FL Jan 3-5, 2020. We will run another workshop in March in Columbus, OH. Stay tuned!