ongoing projects

species and speciation

We are harnessing the power of phenotyping, natural history collections, genomics, and computational biology to understand the nature of species and study the process of speciation.

earth's history and the evolution of biodiversity

We are studying how geological, climatic, and ecological events influence the (adaptive) divergence and persistence of plant lineages, from populations to clades.

integrative biology to understand plant radiations

Integrating genomics, population biology, and ecophysiology, we are studying the ecology and evolution of plant radiations.

evolution of plant functional diversity

By comparing functional data (e.g., genomics, phenotypes) across multiple tissues, organs, species, and environmental gradients, we are leveraging "natural evolutionary experiments” to connect molecules to ecology and learn about the causes and consequences of plant functional diversity.

biodiversity informatics

We are building the computational infrastructure to integrate the rich specimen-based data that serve as the basis of taxonomic monographs and other biodiversity research.