Research in my lab focuses on plant evolutionary biology, spanning population genetics to deep phylogeny. My main interest is in ferns (including Pteridium and Ceratopteris), but students in the lab are also working on flowering plants, including Eriogonum, Populus, Allenrolfea, Betula, and Boechera. The lab uses a wide array of tools, including next-generation genomic sequencing, RNA-seq, Rad-seq (GBS), single-gene Sanger sequencing, microsatellites, and AFLPs.

March 2018

Paul and Jenessa attend the Utah Rare Plant Conference at the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. Jenessa presents her work on Eriogonum soredium. Meanwhile, Jenessa has been accepted into a PhD program at University of Missouri

May 2018

Two new papers published from lab members:

Martin and Paul's work on admixture in Boechera

Paul and Tanner's work on Target Sequence Capture in ferns

I will not be accepting new graduate students until 2019

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