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.
On this site, you can find more information about our ongoing research, teaching, and software development, as well as read our blog where we post along the way. Thanks for visiting.
Visiting Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
a fun vist to Duke University to give a seminar
Tanner receives SSB GSRA award!
Tanner awarded $2900 from the Society of Systematic Biologists to study speciation genomics.
Claire receives STRI Fellowship!
Claire receives STRI Fellowship to study evolution of tolerance to temperature fluctuations.
Generalizing Bayesian phylogenetics to model shared divergences
we developed a Bayesian approach to generalizing the space of tree models to allow for shared and multifurcating divergences
Gen-Phy at MIC-Phy
Presenting generalized Bayesian phylogenetics at MIC-Phy meetings