Dodsworth Lab
  Evolutionary & Molecular Botany

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Research Interests

My group works on several aspects of plant evolution, with a focus on the use of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) techniques and phylogenetic methods to unpick evolutionary phenomena. 

The following are active areas of my current research programme: phylogenomic inference based on HTS data; identification of cryptic species and taxa; genome evolution, repetitive DNA content and genome size evolution; polyploidy and diploidisation in angiosperms; contrasting tropical and arid radiations; molecular evolution of transcription factors; morphological evolution of novel floral organs; maintenance of species diversity in space and time.

Tools used in this research include HTS, bioinformatics, phylogenetics/phylogenomics, cytogenetics, GIS/spatial methods & niche modelling, amongst others.  Field and herbarium collections also form an integral part of this research.