Assistant Professor; Assistant Curator, U-M Herbarium
2068 Biological Sciences Building
1105 North University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ph.D. ; University College London and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2017
MSc; Universidade de Brasilia, 2013
My current research consists in seeking generalities, or “rules”, in flowering plant evolution, by analyzing recurrent trait-environment correlations and the historical factors leading to major biogeographical patterns observed in modern species. To that end, my research group combines studies on (i) systematics (what are the relationships among the species of flowering plants?), (ii) biogeography (where do these species occur and how is their physical environment characterized?), and (iii) trait-evolution (how lineage-specific traits have contributed to plants’ survival and reproductive success throughout their evolution?).
University of Michigan Herbarium
Field(s) of study and research
- Trait evolution
- Tropical Biodiversity