Research Lightning Talks at Florida Museum of Natural History

5-min lightning talk to introduce my research to researchers at Florida Museum of Natural History

Rosid Phylogeny and Diversification

**Rosids**, among the largest clades of angiosperms (90,000–120,000 species, ca. 25% of all angiosperms), exhibit tremendous overall diversity in morphology, chemistry, habit, reproductive strategy, and life history. However, our knowledge of this clade is remarkably limited along any sampling metric, hampering efforts to better understand its incredible species diversity.

AJB: Challenges of comprehensive taxon sampling in comparative biology: Wrestling with rosids

JSE: Global versus Chinese perspectives on the phylogeny of the N-fixing clade

There has been increasing interest in integrating a regional tree of life with community assembly rules in the ecological research. This raises questions regarding the impacts of taxon sampling strategies at the regional versus global scales on the …

JSE: Phylogeny of the Rosidae: A dense taxon sampling analysis

_Rosidae_, a clade of approximately 90,000 species of angiosperms, exhibits remarkable morphological diversity and extraordinary heterogeneity in habitats and life forms. Resolving phylogenetic relationships within Rosidae has been difficult, in …

MPE: Deep phylogenetic incongruence in the angiosperm clade Rosidae

Analysis of large data sets can help resolve difficult nodes in the tree of life and also reveal complex evolutionary histories. The placement of the **Celastrales–Oxalidales–Malpighiales (COM) clade** within _Rosidae_ remains one of the most …

Genome: Identification of nuclear low-copy genes and their phylogenetic utility in rosids

By far, the interordinal relationships in rosids remain poorly resolved. Previous studies based on chloroplast, mitochondrial, and nuclear DNA has produced conflicting phylogenetic resolutions that has become a widely concerned problem in recent …