Our work entails theoretical, computational, and applied phylogenetics, biogeography, phylogeography, and population genetics. Empirically, we tend to focus on natural populations of reptiles and amphibians, but also work with systems ranging from viruses to plants.
The Phyletica Lab is broadly interested in understanding how and why there are so many species on our planet.
Generally, we are interested in using the shared ancestry inherent to all life to:
- Learn about evolutionary history,
- Better understand the processes that generate biological diversity, and
- Analyze biological data within a coherent framework that accounts for shared ancestry.
- Evolutionary Genetics & Systematics.
- Interested in developing phylogenetic methods and applying them to data from natural populations to test hypotheses about processes of diversification.