Systematics & Phylogenetics

NameResearch Abstract
Brian Leander

Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

Bridgette Clarkston
Curtis Suttle

The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.

Jeannette Whitton

Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.

Jonathan Davies

Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.

Keith Adams

Genome evolution, polyploidy, duplicate gene fates and evolution, evolution of gene regulation, alternative splicing, non-coding RNAs

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome

Loren Rieseberg

Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.

Mary Berbee

Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.

Michael Hawkes

Teaching & Learning, Systematics & Phylogenetics, Marine Biology, Algae.

Patrick Keeling

Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

Patrick Martone

Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.

Quentin Cronk

The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.

Sean Graham

Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.

Wayne Maddison

Spider systematics and evolution.