Here's the line-up for this summer:
At Botany 2018 in Rochester, MN
- Lexi Kantor will share her honors thesis project on geographic patterns in crossability in Physalis (tomatillo and its relatives) and take part in the PLANTS program.
- Chelsea Pretz will be presenting a poster on phylogenetic incongruence and interspecific crossability in Physalis and leading several activities in her role as a BSA student representative.
- Sukuan Liu will present his work on resolving the phylogeny of Heliamphora, the South American pitcher plants.
- Rob Laport will present a talk jointly authored with Julienne Ng about the consequences of polyploidy. Check out their recent paper on this topic.
- Stacey has co-organized a symposium with Chris Pires about the evolution of plant chemical diversity and will kick off the session with a joint talk. She'll also present Rocío Deanna's research on the evolution of the dramatic inflated calyx in physaloids.
At Evolution 2018 in Montpellier, France
- Julia Dupin has been invited to present in the SSB's Ernst Mayr symposium (congratulations, Julia!), and she will be speaking about the historical biogeography and environmental niche evolution of Datureae.
We are excited to share our research at these meetings and learn about what our colleagues have been up to!