Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.
Ecology and evolutionary biology; the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation through recent changes to the environment.
My lab group works on the evolution, phylogenetics and comparative genomics of diverse groups of land plants (embryophytes), with a particular focus on monocots, a flowering-plant clade that includes the major crop plants that sustain human civilization.
Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.
Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.
Adaptation, Domestication, Crop Evolution, Hybridization, Speciation, Weed Evolution