At Evolution 2017 in Portland:
- Julienne Ng will be talking about how floral anthocyanin pigments evolve in a stepwise manner in the tomato family, Solanaceae.
- Rob Laport will be presenting a talk on his research into polyploid pollinator differences and ecological speciation, and a poster describing Will's undergraduate research into the effect of non-native species on community structure using comparative methods.
- Max Larter will be giving a talk about gene expression and the macroevolution of flower color in Iochrominae.
- Stacey will kick off the Sunday afternoon SSB symposium with a short introduction on phylogenetic approaches to connecting genotypes and phenotypes.
At Botany 2017 in Fort Worth:
- Rocío Deanna will be giving a talk about the phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical origin of Deprea (Solanaceae) and will be presenting a poster about the distribution and conservation assessment of this neotropical genus.
- Julia Dupin will give a talk on the historical biogeography and environmental niche evolution of Datureae, and present a poster on the evolution of fruit type in Datureae.
- Chelsea Pretz will be presenting a poster on niche modeling in the genus Physalis (tomatillo and its relatives).
Stacey will also be traveling later this summer to the Pan-Am Evo-Devo meeting in Calagary where she will give a presentation about genetics and the macroevolution of flower color in the tomato family.
We look forward to catching up with all our colleagues at the meetings! Let's talk science!