We are part of the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability at the California Academy of Sciences. We are evolutionary biologists interested in understanding the drivers of diversification in plants. We use evidence from the genome and phenome, as well as ecological data, to understand plant evolution at multiple phylogenetic, spatial, temporal, and phenotypic scales. Central to our approach is the use of phylogenies and statistical methods, large datasets, and many different types of analytical tools.

Simply put, we are a group of people generally interested in plants and their biology, and we get pretty excited about systematics!

Banner photo: color variation within a single population of Castilleja miniata in the northern Rocky Mountains. Photo by S.Jacobs