Research

I am broadly interested in the genomic causes and consequences of evolutionary transitions among flowering plant species. I work with plants because they display rich variation in sexual system, genome structure, ploidy, gene copy number, and other genetic parameters. Because of this, extant plant species provide a rich set of natural evolutionary experiments on how modes of transmission shape genetic (and epigenetic) variation. My research interests fall largely into three non-exclusive areas (see below). Please click on the links below to read more about my interests and approaches.

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Plant Epigenomics and Transposable Element Evolution

 

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Speciation Genomics and the Evolution of Sex

 

 

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Population Genomics and Evolutionary Systems Biology