Assistant Professor, Director EMC Herbarium
Eastern Michigan University
PhD University of Wisconsin Madison
My research explores the processes that create plant biodiversity by delineating independently evolving lineages and investigating species boundaries. I work to detect current, continuing and historical processes in two distinct groups of plants. On Madagascar I explore the evolutionary history of the Hibiscus Tribe (Hibisceae: Malvaceae) as well as biogeographical patterns in the family throughout the Indian Ocean Basin. I am also working on the phylogeny and mechanisms of speciation in the American carnivorous pitcher plant genus Sarracenia (Sarraceniaceae).