Systematics and Phylogenetics

  • NameResearch Abstract

    Quentin Cronk

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

    Jonathan Davies

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

    Naomi Fast

    Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation – focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.

    Sean Graham

    My lab group works on the evolution, phylogenetics and comparative genomics of diverse groups of land plants (embryophytes), with a particular focus on monocots, a flowering-plant clade that includes the major crop plants that sustain human civilization. 

    Patrick Keeling

    Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

    Brian Leander

    Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

    Wayne Maddison

    Spider systematics and evolution.

    Patrick Martone

    Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.

    Laura Wegener Parfrey

    Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome

    Loren Rieseberg

    Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution

    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.