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Taxonomy and Systematics of Ferns and Lycophytes

Taxonomy and Evolution of Ferns and Lycophytes Program

We are interested in what the species of ferns and lycophytes are and where they occur—something often poorly known for tropical species—and the evolutionary relationships among the species. We generate phylogenetic trees based on DNA sequences that show how the species are related and use the trees as a framework for answering questions about character evolution, biogeography, and evolutionary processes.

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