Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043, USA
Plant Morphology, Development and Evolution
My research concerns the evolution of morphological diversity among plants with particular emphasis on understanding how features of development shape the dynamics of evolutionary change. My approaches range from analyses of developmental responses of individuals to contrasting environmental conditions, to understanding how development has evolved over time in groups of closely related plants, to understanding differences across all of flowering plants. I examine development at the level of gene expression, the features of cells and tissues, and the features of whole plants as they unfold over an individual’s lifetime.