Welcome!

We study the evolution of biodiversity past, present and future. Our studies range in scope from specific, isolated taxa to global pan-biomic patterns. We integrate large datasets and use a host of methods in phylogenetics, palaeobiology, biogeography, climatic modelling, bioinformatics and ecology. Our work has shed light on the evolution of several taxa and biomes but there is yet more to discover.

What we do

We aim to be one of the most creative, productive and exciting research groups in evolutionary biology and biogeography. We want to understand how biological diversity has evolved and how it will be affected by ongoing climate change and habitat destruction. The scope of our studies range from specific organism groups in isolated regions in the Neotropics to global cross-taxonomic patterns.

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Who we are

We are a diverse research group comprising a range of different academic and technical categories with various scientific backgrounds. We come from countries all over the globe and on many different scientific questions and organism groups.


Despite our breadth of backgrounds and interests, we are united by a genuine interest in understanding how biological diversity has evolved, how it varies over space and time, and which factors and processes determine this variation.


The team

Values

Quality

We prioritize quality above quantity in scientific publications.

Commitment

We love what we do and we are committed to our work.

Openness

We share data, ideas, unpublished manuscripts and research applications.

Innovation

We develop new solutions, challenge old assumptions, test hypotheses and experiment with new techniques.

Research highlights

The Rise and Fall
of Species

The Past, Present and Future of Neotropical Biodiversity

The Quest for Cinchona –
a Phylogenetic Tale