Molecular Systematics of ferns: phylogenetics, macro-ecology, and diversification.
Goal: The main goal is to describe the patterns of species diversity and study the factors and mechanisms associated with species diversification in ferns, particularly tree ferns. For this, we are studying geographical patterns of ecological, morphological and genetic variation at different spatial scales. We are also exploring the factors associated with heterogeneity in the rates of molecular evolution and species diversification in ferns and other plants.
Forests in the mist: the impacts of climate change on cloud forests
Goal: To understand the effects of past and future climate change on the geographical distribution of species and its impact on community composition, population divergence (morphological and ecological) and local adaptation.
Altitudinal gradients: phenology, morphology, and population genomics in tree ferns