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.
we developed a Bayesian approach to generalizing the space of tree models to allow for shared and multifurcating divergences
Presenting generalized Bayesian phylogenetics at MIC-Phy meetings
Holden will be working as a Hydrologic Technician for the USGS.
Morgan joins the Phyletica Lab.
Ryan Cook will begin his Master's work at Villanova University.