In addition to polyploidy and population genetics, my research has focused on climatic niche evolution.
Gaynor, M. L., Fu, C-N., Gao, L-M., Lu, L-M., Soltis, D. E., and Soltis, P. S. (2020). Biogeography and ecological niche evolution in Diapensiaceae inferred from phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/jse.12646
Gaynor, M. L., Marchant, D. B., Soltis, D. E., and Soltis, P. S. (2018). Climatic niche comparison among ploidal levels in the classic autopolyploid system, Galax urceolata (Diapensiaceae). American Journal of Botany, 105(10): 1–12. doi: 10.1002/ajb2.1161
Florida Museum of Natural History doctoral students have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a competitive funding opportunity that supports scientists in the early stages of their career.....
New paper! This project was completed with the Soltis Lab and D. Blaine Marchant during a mini-REU in Summer 2017. This project investigated niche divergence among ploidal levels in a classic autopolyploid system, Galax urceolata.
Excited to share my first publication. This project began as part of my first REU with Julienne Ng and Robert Laport. This paper is part of a special edition of Frontiers titled Polyploid Population Genetics and Evolution - From Theory to Practice.