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Our research

Some major themes we are working on at the moment:

Tropical Rainforest Hyperdiversity

Why do half of the world's species live in tropical rainforest, a biome that only covers <10% of the world's land surface?

Plant phylogenomics and herbariomics

How can we leverage cutting edge molecular biology tools and botanical collections to reconstruct the plant Tree of Life?

Evolution of mountain plant diversity

Mountains are hotspots of plant diversity, but how did all those mountain plant species get there?

Phylogenetic synthesis

We already know a lot about the Tree of Life, but this knowledge is spread far and wide. How can we gather it all in one place?