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.
a fun vist to Duke University to give a seminar
Tanner awarded $2900 from the Society of Systematic Biologists to study speciation genomics.
Claire receives STRI Fellowship to study evolution of tolerance to temperature fluctuations.
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