The Phyletica Lab is broadly interested in understanding how and why there are so many species on our planet. To approach this question, we explore patterns of variation within and among populations of organisms to infer evolutionary history and test models of diversification. This entails developing phylogenetic models, implementing them as computational methods, and ultimately applying these methods to molecular data collected from natural populations. The focus of our empirical work is reptiles and amphibians, however, we also work with systems ranging from viruses to plants.
BioRxiv preprint introducing a new method called ecoevolity
arXiv preprint reviewing the use of marginal likelihoods in phylogenetics
Preprint on the phylogeography and taxonomic status of the Eastern Indigo Snake.
Breanna was awarded a prestigious graduate fellowship.
Breanna was awarded a competitive summer fellowship.