Phylodiversity in the Mojave National Preserve
In collaboration with Blueprint Earth, I am working on a project to understand the phylogenetic diversity of vascular plants in a 1 km x 1 km, densely surveyed region of the Mojave National Preserve. The study area is home to springs with both underground and surface flow and basalt flows, creating a hydrogeologically complex area. We are testing the hypothesis that environmental heterogeneity supports phylogenetic diversity in the Mojave Desert. This project would not be possible without UC Berkeley recent graduate and research intern Dean Berkowitz, who really took charge of the project and made it his own. You can see his github repository, including preliminary results, here.
- Desiccation and diversity in dryland mosses; The 3D Moss Project
- BOTANY 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska
- A trip to Washington, D.C.
- Genotypic confirmation of a biased phenotypic sex ratio in a dryland moss using restriction fragment length polymorphisms
- Transcriptomic effects of acute ultraviolet radiation exposure on two 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙖 mosses