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.

July 2018

Tanner and Sylvia present papers at the Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America in Rochester, MN

August 2018

Six new publications by lab members:

Tanner's annotation software: ReFernment

Jenessa and Paul on rare buckwheats

Carol, Don, and Paul's work on Salvinia

Martin and Paul's work on admixture in Boechera

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

and Tanner et al.'s work on mobile elements in fern plastid genomes  - in Genome Biol Evol

I will not be accepting new graduate students until 2019

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