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.

August 2019

Recent 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: Target Sequence Capture in ferns

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

August 2019

Paul and Carol have moved to Alabama

New contact info:

Paul G. Wolf

Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences

University of Alabama in Huntsville

301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899

Paul Wolf has now moved to the University of Alabama in Hunstville and he is in the process of updating this web site. Please contact me at

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