At Evolution 2019 in Providence: Luke is going to present his mathematical model of the anthocyanin pathway and results of simulated evolutionary transitions between pigment types [here's his talk!]. On Monday, Ashley will talk about her undergraduate research at TAMU-CC suggesting that humans have driven the evolution of flatter shells in limpets in the Hawaiian Islands. Finally, Stacey is organizing a spotlight session with Josef Uyeda on process-based models of macroevolutionary trait evolution.
At Botany 2019 in Tucson: Juan will share his work on the relationship between pollen growth and development of the inflated fruiting calyx in Physalis (that's his cool image on the left!). Luis will discuss the relationship between the evolution of leaf morphology in relation to climate in Solanaceae. Jesse will also present a poster on his preliminary phylogenetic studies in Clematis subg. Viorna (the North American leather flowers), and Sukuan will share his work on the phylogeny and biogeography of Heliamphora, the South American Marsh Pitcher Plants. Will will be presenting his software LeafMachine, which gathers morphometric data from herbarium sheets. As one of the two BSA student representatives, Chelsea will be co-presenting a workshop on writing research and teaching statements as well as speaking about her taxonomic work in Physalis with Rocío. Finally, Ashley will be giving a talk about genetic diversity in seagrass based on her previous undergraduate research and a lightning talk on her REU work this summer about the regulation of floral carotenoid pigments!