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.
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.
Paper: Insights from a general, full-likelihood Bayesian approach to inferring shared evolutionary events from genomic data
Paper demonstrating the difficulty of estimating simultaneous demographic changes
We found rivers as the best predictors of Draco sequence variation across Indochina