How did alpine plants come to exist in these harsh but beautiful environments? I am interested in using phylogenies to test biogeographical hypotheses for how alpine plant communities came to be.
2021 - Present
Check out a web app we built to map the collections at the Museum of Southwestern Biology! Explore and filter collections by division, taxa, and collection year.
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It's incredible that so many plant species were able to find their way to the extremely isolated islands of Hawaii and quickly evolved into so many species. While at WSU, I used next-gen data to (try to) unravel species relationships within the Hawaiian Cyrtandra.
2016 - 2018
I looked at plant species whose Purgatory (CO) populations were odd compared to other widespread populations. This project got me hooked on plants and phylogenetics!
2014 - 2016