School of Biological Sciences
I am interested in the systematics and evolutionary diversification of flowering plants. My research uses phylogenetic systematics to address problems of evolutionary relationships, revise classifications, and explore morphological diversity. I am particularly interested in the roles of developmental evolution in morphological diversification. My recent research on development and diversification has focused on the roles of juvenilization, the origins of homoplasies (parallelisms and reversals), and the course of evolutionary innovation.